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sandbank

a submerged bank of sand in a sea or river, that may be exposed at low tide

sandbank

[′san‚baŋk]
(geology)
A deposit of sand forming a mound, hillside, bar, or shoal.
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Bramble Bank is a wellknown sandbank in Southampton Water and is the scene of an annual cricket match between two yachting clubs when the sands are exposed in low spring tides.
Both Schmidt and Sandbank say their neighbors report hearing the chickens, although some claim to enjoy the sound (and the regular gifts of eggs they receive to help keep the peace).
He hasn't been arrested, nobody is looking for him, but he has confined himself to the solitude of the sandbank where he lives as if he were politically exiled.
The RNLI station at Criccieth launched both of its inshore lifeboats after iot received a 999 call about group of tourists stranded on a sandbanK on an estuary near Porthmadog.
The 'Irtysh 1' has been stuck on the sandbank under Foros Cape close to the 'Kraimorie' neighborhood, since 06:45 after the breaking anchor was reported at 06:20, Captain Zhivko Petrov, head of the Maritime Administration-Burgas, reported.
They were walking along the long sandbank which, as the tide comes in, liquifies and gets swept away," an RNLI spokeswoman said.
Senior lifeguard Mr Johnston, aged 21, said the drama unfolded at about 4pm on Saturday at a raised sandbank, known locally as the White Back, on Tenby South beach in west Wales, where up to four thousand people were enjoying the sunshine.
A group of 36 children aged between 10 and 17 were plunged into deep water with four adults on Tenby's South Beach on Saturday afternoon when a sandbank collapsed beneath them.
The children and adults he saved were on a team-building exercise with an organisation called Action Camp and Jon had already spotted the group playing on the sandbank.
An RNLI spokeswoman said: "As the tide comes in, the sandbank liquifies and gets swept away.
The 70,000-ton vessel ran on to a sandbank just off the Isle of Wight as it headed for Southampton.
Among the several vegetative families that live in the sandbank, Bromeliaceae deserve prominence.