dry sand

dry sand

[¦drī ¦sand]
(geology)
A formation, underlying the production sand, into which oil has leaked due to careless drilling practices.
A nonproductive oil sand.
References in classic literature ?
de Wardes on shore." They took him in their arms, and carried him to the dry sand, where the tide never rose so high.
``Bethink thee, man,'' said the Captain, ``thou speakest of a Jew of an Israelite, as unapt to restore gold, as the dry sand of his deserts to return the cup of water which the pilgrim spills upon them.''
One night as we were lying on a bit of dry sand under the lee of a rock, side by side, watching the light of our little vessel dancing away at sea in the windy distance, Dominic spoke suddenly to me.
A second dull noise was heard from the ditch, and Raoul ran to pick up a silver plate which was rolling along the dry sand. The hand that had thrown this plate made a sign to the two gentlemen, and then disappeared.
"I see plenty of dry sand," answered Sir Percival, "and a spot of dirt in the middle of it."
They said that after many years of drought they had now seen grass covering the otherwise wasteland and dry sand dunes growing fodder for their livestock.
While the wet sand area below the mean high water mark is held in trust by the state for the public, the dry sand area above the mean high water mark may be privately owned.
Dry sand sprinkled over it will stop the tar getting on to clothes.
Dry sand sprinkled on it will stop it getting on clothes.
The albedo of the exposed material is 40%, the same as dry sand, making it six times brighter than the older, surrounding surface.
It consists of all-natural ingredients with a coconut fragrance, and works on both wet and dry sand.