fine sand


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fine sand

[¦fīn ′sand]
(geology)
Sand grains between 0.25 and 0.125 millimeter in diameter.
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To this earth succeeded two feet of fine sand, which was carefully laid aside as being valuable for serving the casting of the inner mould.
The cold evening breeze, of which I have spoken, whistled through every chink of the rude building and sprinkled the floor with a continual rain of fine sand.
There behind the trees of the beautiful wood of Scheveningen on the fine sand upon which grows the golden broom of the down, Charles II.
At a distance it looks like an endless grave of fine sand, accurately shaped and nicely smoothed; but close by, it is found to be made mainly of rough boulders of all sizes, from that of a man's head to that of a cottage.
But what distressed him greatly was not having another hermit there to confess him and receive consolation from; and so he solaced himself with pacing up and down the little meadow, and writing and carving on the bark of the trees and on the fine sand a multitude of verses all in harmony with his sadness, and some in praise of Dulcinea; but, when he was found there afterwards, the only ones completely legible that could be discovered were those that follow here:
Here, there was no fine sand, no submarine prairies, no sea-forest.
I dug my cellar in the side of a hill sloping to the south, where a woodchuck had formerly dug his burrow, down through sumach and blackberry roots, and the lowest stain of vegetation, six feet square by seven deep, to a fine sand where potatoes would not freeze in any winter.
In an instant they found themselves in a little harbor, formed in a natural creek; the boat grounded on the fine sand.
At the quarry, reduced costs of production were partially offset by costs related to the commissioning of equipment for Fine Sand product sales.
Fine sand and coarse sand are the filter media for all filters, size of fine sand is less than 0.
Uniform fine sands (SP) (SP-SC) (SP-SM) with more than 50 percent passing a No.
In all trials BRI was highest, and thus burrowing fastest, in fine sand followed by medium and native sand.