Phrases with "sandy"

One minute! Two minutes! How many more seconds can you keep it up? Through the young plantation, down the hill, into the sandy road again, the sandy, uphill road. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Henry David Thoreau I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

William Dampier It is of a sandy soil and full of coconut-trees. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Thomas Carlyle It has no natural advantage for a town; stands in a sandy hollow amid bare barren hills, at a distance from the sea; its provisions, its very bread, have to be imported. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

The favourite habitat of this species is sandy flats, where the foothold is insecure. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

The moon still poured unbroken brilliance upon that desert world of sandy stretches tufted with salt-bush and erratically overgrown with scrub. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Men and camels, women and children, donkeys, dogs, merchandise, and temporary huts put together with poles and matting, crowd the sandy shore. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Jules Verne Of the rocky substratum of the province it became more evident than ever that not a trace remained, and a new soil of unknown formation had certainly taken the place of the old sandy sea-bottom. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

The soil was sandy and light, but matted with the roots of the surrounding firs. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Striking off by and by towards the left, we make for a point where the mountains recede and run low, and a wedge-like “spit” of sandy desert encroaches upon the plain. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Baldwin Spencer From the rocks a small gum creek meanders away, but is soon lost in the dry sandy country stretching out to the south. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Willa Cather The next day I took a spade down to the plantation of rabbit-brush and dug around the sandy soil. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Charles Stur At a mile, we arrived at the termination of the pass, and found ourselves at the entrance of a barren, sandy valley, with ranges in front of us, similar to those we had already passed. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

D. H. Lawrence Suddenly, cresting the heavy, sandy pass, Ursula lifted her head, and shrank back, momentarily frightened. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

The sandy and stony maritime region, the foot-hills of the Gháts, granites and traps with large veins and outcrops of quartz; and Wadys lined with thick beds of conglomerate. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Charles Stur Barley on the light sandy soil of the plains is much heavier than wheat. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

Jules Verne A struggle was going on in which little by little the trunks were being dragged from their sandy bed. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

H. G. Wells Which does he buy?’ “This was the cover of the summer number of Newberry’s Story Magazine, on which two young ladies in skin-tight bathing dresses disported themselves on a sandy beach. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

John Lewis Burckhard From thence the road lies over high sandy hills. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Richard Burton For three hours we travelled in a south-easterly direction upon a hard plain and a sandy flat, on which several waters from the highlands find a passage to the sea westward. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

William Dampier These creatures lived in holes in the dry sandy ground like rabbits. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

William Dampier The sea-coast beyond this point runs northward for about 18 leagues, making many ragged points with small sandy bays between them. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

William Dampier The neighbouring sea is bounded with a sandy shore; but there is no going ashore for the violence of the waves. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Briskly he stepped out along the sandy road, and after a turn or two which led him quite away from the Works and its surrounding buildings, he came out upon the highway and this house. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Both go into deep sandy tunnels in the cold season. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Algernon Blackwood Suddenly I found myself lying awake, peering from my sandy mattress through the door of the tent. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

T. E. Lawrence These great water systems up here at their springing were shallow, sandy beds, scoring involved yellow lines across the blue-black plain. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Henry Handel Richardson It was late afternoon on a breathless, pale-skied February day; and the boards of the flooring gritted with sandy dust beneath their feet. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

T. E. Lawrence After a while we entered Wadi Diraa and marched down its bed for an hour or more, sometimes over loose grey stone, sometimes along a sandy bottom between low lips of rock. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Jack London There were no trees, only scrub growths and sandy bareness. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Andrew Lang They dug wells in their places, so that they should no longer need to drink from the magic spring; but the sandy soil yielded no water, and the rainy season was already past. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Virginia Woolf She fixed her eyes on Morris. He was cracking some joke with the sandy man next to him. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Then come the broad and sandy slopes, here and there streaked with dark ridges, spanned by the Sultáni or Sultan’s high-road, and stretching from the Gulf to the inner heights. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

It was only a small one, extending for about twenty feet back, hollowed out of a sandy conglomerate, probably by the action of the brook when it ran at a higher level. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

In the bottom of a sandy hole lay something that had once been human. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Jules Verne The ground, till then, very little undulated, boggy at first, dry and sandy afterwards, had a gentle slope, which ascended from the shore towards the interior of the country. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

I struck at him with my fists, pulled his sandy beard, and bit his fingers. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

John Lewis Burckhard From Ebsambal our road lay E.N.E. along a barren, sandy shore. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

D. H. Lawrence He was a well-built fellow with sandy hair and a pugnacious face. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

It was midday, and the sandy patches shimmered under a haze of heat. Prester John by John Buchan

Ivan Turgenev I gazed at the dumb sandy plain, at the dark mass of the Neskutchny gardens, at the yellowish façades of the distant buildings, which seemed to quiver too at each faint flash. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Baldwin Spencer The soil is dry and sandy with tufts of pale, withered grass that grow so far apart from one another that you can easily count them. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Charles Stur We then descended into a valley of sand and spinifex, and at four miles and a half ascended an elevated peak in a sandy ridge lying in our way. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

The fine scenery we were just then whirling past, and on which my eyes seemed to be fixed, might have been a sandy desert, for all I saw of it. Helen Whitney’s Wedding by Ellen Wood [1877]

Jules Verne And then came a sandy tract, without any transition, but with the abruptness of change so characteristic of Australian scenery. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

George MacDonald I stretched myself, therefore, in a sandy hollow, made my supper off the fruits the children had given me at parting, and was soon asleep. Lilith by George MacDonald

Andrew Lang About mid-day he reached a sandy plain, scorching in the sun. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

John Lewis Burckhard From hence we proceeded S.W. by S. and at seven hours came to a sandy plain, on the edge of a large sheltered bay. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Alexander Pope Then gathering flocks on unknown mountains fed, O’er sandy wilds were yellow harvests spread, The forests wonder’d at the unusual grain, And secret transport touch’d the conscious swain. Windsor Forest by Alexander Pope [1713]

George Borrow I spurred my animal through it, closely followed by my terrified guide, and commenced galloping along a sandy plain on the other side, and so escaped with my life. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Guy de Maupassan Four heads appeared, soaking wet, four fair heads with long, sandy hair, and one after another the six Germans emerged — scared, shivering and dripping from head to foot. The Prisoners by Guy de Maupassan

Charles Stur But, no! — sandy ridges once more rose up in terrible array against us, although we had left the last full 50 miles behind, even the animals I think regarded them with dismay. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Jules Verne They were walking upon a sandy soil, mingled with stones, which appeared destitute of any sort of vegetation. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Jack London His hair, a wispy, sandy yellow, seemed as dimmed and faded as his eyes. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Ford Madox Ford Going to the poor school every morning and back to dinner; and back to school and back to bed! Over the cold, rushy, sandy links, beside the grey sea. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle But the old knight was calling impatiently from below and together they hurried down the winding path to where the horses waited under the sandy bluff. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

The climate hereabouts is extremely salubrious, the rocky sandy site of the city being removed from all marshes or low lands, which produce pestiferous miasma or fever-exhaling vegetation. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Jules Verne On the left, the country appeared to be one vast extent of sandy downs, bristling with thistles. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Isabella Bird It is situated on a little lake, called Burlington Bay, separated from Lake Ontario by a narrow strip of sandy shingle. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

He married the beautiful Doña Rosalía Vallejo, sister of Don Guadalupe. There were the old high features and sandy hair. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Leaving the little sandy bay where we had landed, I tramped along as far as some large rocks I could see a couple of hundred yards or so to my left hand. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

William Dampier This town stands in a sandy soil; but what the rest of the island is I know not, for none of us were ashore but at this place. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

We did not use it, but continued our journey over and through, both stony and occasionally sandy thickets, to some low hills which rose before us to the north. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

A little further on, at 2 P.M., the canoe-men halted beyond a sandy point with two large “Bondeiro” trees, and declared their part of the bargain to have been fulfilled. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Jules Verne Heavy trails of cloud drifted across the sandy floor, Doubtless the morning was still young, and this mist might later be dissolved. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

John Lewis Burckhard AT the entrance from the side of Djidda, in turning round the angle of a sandy and gravelly valley, the traveller sees two round watch-towers. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Willa Cather He took their little tin pails and followed them around the old dam-head and up a sandy gorge, along a clear thread of water that trickled into Lovely Creek just above the mill. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Jules Verne But the vegetation did not extend far, and a long, sandy plain, which began at the foot of these slopes, reached to the beach. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Rosamund wouldn’t mind me, because there are a few grey hairs in my sandy ones. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

H. G. Wells There were vast mountain wildernesses, forest wildernesses, sandy deserts, and frozen lands. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Charles Stur The sandy ridges, Mr. Browne informed me, continued as far as he went; and, to all appearance, for miles beyond. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

William Dampier The eastern part of the biggest island is sandy yet all clothed with trees of divers sorts. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

John Lewis Burckhard Our road lay over a sandy flat. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

The cocoa-nut palm grows best near salt water, no matter how loose and sandy the soil is, and in these congenial circumstances needs neither manure nor care of any kind. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Charles Stur Pine trees on sandy ridges, Acacia, Hakea, Exocarpi, and many other shrubs form a thick wood, through which it is difficult to keep a correct course. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

William Dampier The top of it is flat and even, the soil sandy and dry: the trees it produces are but small-bodied, low, and grow thin; and there are only three or four sorts of trees, all unknown to us. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Tobias Smolle It extends about a couple of miles, and in some parts is indented into little creeks or bays, where there is a narrow margin of sandy beach between it and the water. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Except the feet of our own horses, which, running on a sandy margin of the road, made little disturbance, there was no sound abroad. The English Mail-coach by Thomas De Quincey [1849]

We were then led down a sandy narrow line in the bush, striking south-east, and, after a few yards, we stood before two pieces of marble in a sandy hollow. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

John Lewis Burckhard From this place we took a short cut, leaving the river at some distance to the right, and proceeded over a gravelly and sandy plain, in a direction south. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

D. H. Lawrence She rather dreaded the settlements with the many many iron roofs, and the wide, unmade roads of sandy earth running between, down to the sea, or skirting swamp-like little creeks. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Robert Louis Stevenson The end of the large one has even now regained its sandy bed; and three buoys — one to grapnel foul of the supposed small cable, two to the big cable — are dipping about on the surface. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Willa Cather His sandy hair and imperial conceal whatever gray they harbor. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Robert Louis Stevenson The coast is a low mountain range covered with brushwood or heather — pools of water and a sandy beach at their feet. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Willa Cather Claude’s sandy head and stooping shoulders were mottled with sunshine as they moved about over the green patches, and his duck trousers looked much whiter than they were. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Arnold Bennett Mr. Peartree was a medium-sized man of fifty, with greying sandy hair. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Constructed on a subsoil of sandy nature, their foundations yielded at every spell of rain. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

The athalebs drew swiftly nearer and nearer, descending in long circuits, until at length they touched the ground not far away on the wide sandy beach. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Shimei doubles his speed; but ’tis the contrary way: he flies like the wind over a sandy desert. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Henry Handel Richardson And mortals of this type were all too rare; in respect of them, his life had been a sandy waste. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

On the other side of the poplars there was a dirty-looking pool with sandy banks. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

And Lucy watched the hot blood dye her sandy neck a dull red. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Grandfather smiled as if he were glad, lifting his sandy eyebrows. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Jules Verne No granite cliff, no rocks, not even a sandy beach. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

At a little distance from the beach was a sandy rise, that led up to the face of the cliff, and on the eastern side of this rise grew a forest of young trees. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

This is a full ill land and sandy and little fruit bearing. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

The ground was covered with stones, and the sandy soil defied all attempts to enrich it. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Robert Louis Stevenson And then a long, bare ridge of tumbled boulders, with bright sand-breaks between them, and wavering sandy roads among the bracken and brown heather. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

On a sandy promontory above the harbor stood out a forest of fir-trees. In the World by Maksim Gorky

John Lewis Burckhard At the end of three hours we halted upon a sandy beach near the river, where I saw several skeletons of crocodiles of moderate length lying on the ground. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Charles Stur At six miles we crossed the small and sandy bed of a creek coming from the stony plains to the south, and beneath a tree, near two huts, observed a large oval stone. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

William Morris Shortly to tell it, her tree-bole floated with her past the outer ness of Green Eyot, and came ashore in that same sandy bight where erst she was wonted to make her body ready for the water. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Jules Verne His idea was to pace the sandy plain for a few hours, not in search of any thing, but simply for exercise. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Bram Stoker We could see now the sandy road lying white before us, but there was on it no sign of a vehicle. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Jack London His face was shaven to the chin, and from under the chin, covering the neck and extending to the ears, sprouted a sandy fringe of whiskers well-streaked with gray. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Charles Stur We crossed small sandy basins or hollows, and were unable to see to any distance. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Charles Stur We had been riding on a sandy kind of bank, higher than the flooded ground around us. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Sinclair Lewis They hired a Drive–Yourself car, put in bathing-suits and a bottle of cognac for emergencies, and cruised slowly down sandy roads among the yuccas. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Further, the heavy sandy soil aided not a little in ruffling the temper; but it was soon over, though all our mortification did not here cease. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

William Dampier There is one small spring on the west side, and there is sandy bays round the island, where turtle or tortoise come up in great abundance, going ashore in the night. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

The ground was of a sandy description, bare for the most part, but varied here and there with tufts of rough grass, some eight to ten inches in height. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Charles Dickens In the afternoons, you see no end of salt and sandy little boots drying on upper window-sills. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Virginia Woolf And a sandy cat had slunk round the door. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

T. E. Lawrence Its sandy bed had been pitted by trickles of water down the cliffs in the late rain. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Willa Cather To approach Captain Forrester’s property, you had first to get over a wide, sandy creek which flowed along the eastern edge of the town. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

In one of the small sandy gullies there I scooped a long depression with my arms. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Algernon Blackwood There was commotion in the secret, sandy places of the desert. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Marjorie Bowen That is only just — it is your work as much as mine, you have been far more, for years now, than an assistant —” Joliffe’s sandy face flushed. The Hidden Ape by Marjorie Bowen

The strip of gorilla-country visited by me was an elevated line of clayey and sandy soil, cut by sweet-water streams, and by mangrove-lined swamps, backed inland by thin forest. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

The camp at this depot was fixed on the soft, sandy bed of the Ashburton, close to the junction of the east creek, which Alec and I had followed up. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Charles Stur On the 29th our journey over the sandy ridges was very distressing. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle He was of a sickly colour, and his thin, sandy hair seemed to bristle up with the intensity of his emotion. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

John Lewis Burckhard The beach is sandy and gravelly, with some trees and shrubs growing upon it. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Leaving the white, sandy foreshore of the bay, we passed by a well made track through the forest in a due northerly direction. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

George Meredith Come, and pure air, water from the springs, walks and rides in lanes, high sand-lanes; Nataly loves them; Fredi worships the old roots of trees: she calls them the faces of those weedy sandy lanes. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

William Dampier She was deeper than a wherry, but not so broad, and was so thin and light that when empty four men could launch her or haul her ashore on a sandy bay. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Jules Verne The castaways accordingly returned, following the opposite side of the promontory, over a soil equally sandy and rugged. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Charles Stur We journeyed as usual over the river flats, and occasionally crossed narrow sandy parts projecting into them. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

John Lewis Burckhard This little village is built in a sandy plain, close to the beach, without any shelter from the sun; a few date-plantations are at some distance behind it. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope Her brother’s hair was the same; and so had been that of her father, before it had become sandy with age. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

T. E. Lawrence We had reached a gentle valley, with a yet damp, soft, sandy bed, full of thorny brushwood, unhappily useless as camel food. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

The sandy bottom under our camel’s feet is strewn with small pebbles, and tolerably firm. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Edith Wharton Mr. Grew’s chest collapsed, and he became suddenly conscious of his comic face in its rim of sandy whiskers. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Jules Verne At last, two minutes later, it reproached obliquely, and finally fell on a sandy beach, out of the reach of the waves. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

T. E. Lawrence At dawn we saw the cars roll silently on top of the sleeping sandy trenches, and the astonished Turks walk out with their hands up. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Arthur Conan Doyle I saw a great yellow face, coarse-grained and greasy, with heavy, double-chin, and two sullen, menacing gray eyes which glared at me from under tufted and sandy brows. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle He took off his hat to ease himself, and I saw that he had a kindly long-drawn face, and a great high brow that shot away up into tufts of sandy hair. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

E. F. Benson At his third attempt nothing happened; at the fourth the ball flew against the boards, rebounded briskly again into the bunker, trickled down the steep, sandy slope and hit the Major’s boot. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Alfred Tennyson Would, indeed, we had been, In lieu of many mortal flies, a race Of giants living, each, a thousand years, That we might see our own work out, and watch The sandy footprint harden into stone. The Princess by Alfred Tennyson [1847]

Jules Verne The sandy bottom was clean and bright. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Charles Stur We looked towards the little sandy mound on which the tents had stood, but no white object there met our eye; we rode slowly up to the stockade, and found it silent and deserted. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Charles Stur To the westward, as a medium point, there were a succession of sandy ridges, similar to that on which I stood; but to the S.W. there seemed to be an interval of plain. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

H.P. Lovecraft A sandy tongue had formed inside this barrier and upon it I saw a few decrepit cabins, moored dories, and scattered lobster-pots. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Edgar Allan Poe In person, he is short and stout, with large, fat, blue eyes, sandy hair and whiskers, a wide but pleasing mouth, fine teeth, and I think a Roman nose. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Peter was a wizened little man, with a sandy fringe of beard beneath his chin, a wart on the end of his long, slanting-out nose, light blue eyes, and bushy eyebrows of a reddish gray. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Robert Louis Stevenson This is no more than the main court, laid out in sandy paths and beds of parti-coloured dahlias, and with a fountain and a black statue of the Virgin in the centre. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

The shell is semi-transparent with a sandy tint, and in form not unlike that of a common snail. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

William Dampier This island is of a good height, with steep cliffs against the south and south-west, and a sandy bay on the north side; but very deep water steep to the shore. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Elizabeth Von Arnim They had evidently all expected him, not only Rose. The sandy but agreeable young woman didn’t answer his question, but looked extraordinarily pleased to see him. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Sinclair Lewis The bluff by Lake Elizabeth had once been an hour and a half walk over a sandy trail. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Stur Sir Thomas Mitchell himself tells us, that every river he traced on his recent journey, excepting the Victoria, disappointed him, by turning to that point and entering a sandy country. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

T. E. Lawrence The clean, sandy soil was so baked that my bare feet could not endure it, and I had to walk in sandals, to the amusement of the Juheina, whose thick soles were proof even against slow fire. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Robert Burns Low, in a sandy valley spread, An ancient borough rear’d her head; Still, as in Scottish story read, She boasts a race, To ev’ry nobler virtue bred, And polish’d grace. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

John Lewis Burckhard We rode over a sandy plain, in the direction of N.E. by E., and in two hours and a half, came again to the river at Wady Djayme (وادي جيمه). Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

It stood enclosed in rough palings in a sandy wilderness. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

The athaleb swam on farther, and at length we saw before us an island with a broad, sandy beach, beyond which was the shadowy outline of a forest. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

The ants were dreadful; the hot winds blew clouds of sandy dust all through and over the place; the thermometer was at 102°. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

H.P. Lovecraft A touch of colour came to cheeks hitherto chalk-white, and spread out under the curiously ample stubble of sandy beard. Herbert West — Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

The breadth of this, the eastern settlement, varies with the extent of the ledge between the gypsum-hills and the sandy Wady; the length may be a kilometre. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

H. Rider Haggard It was lonely and desolate work, for with the exception of a few ostriches there was not a single living creature to be seen on all the vast expanse of sandy plain. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

T. E. Lawrence Beyond we had an easy descent into Wadi Murrmiya, whose middle bristled with lava like galvanized iron, on each side of which there were smooth sandy beds, good going. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

As I have said, he was a very big man, clean-shaven except for a small fair moustache, and with a shock of sandy hair which had certainly not been cut by a good barber. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Henry David Thoreau These wash back and forth in shallow water on a sandy bottom, and are sometimes cast on the shore. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Let the oozy marge be forgotten, and the sandy bed where the shades dance all in green and gloom, and the brown flood sings along. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Robert Louis Stevenson We’re worth four hunner pound the pair of us: how if they took the guns to us, Davie! They would get a bonny shot from the top of that lang sandy bank. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne Instead of proceeding over the summit of a cliff or along a sandy beach, the settlers were obliged to remain under cover of the trees so that they might continue on the shore. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

I skulked along a sandy towpath in solitude. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Ivan Turgenev And above this sandy desert, above this sea of dead dust, rises the immense head of the Egyptian sphinx. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Henry David Thoreau I feel as if I were nearer to the vitals of the globe, for this sandy overflow is something such a foliaceous mass as the vitals of the animal body. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

James Joyce To purchase waste sandy tracts from Turkish government and plant with eucalyptus trees. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Their immense and sandy diffuseness is like the prairie or the desert, and their incongruities are like the last deliration. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Then by the river he hied him higher up upon the sandy shore, to where he found an inn upon the other bank. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

He appears besides to have had light brown or sandy hair, a ruddy complexion and bright blue eyes; but we cannot determine how truthful the miniature may be in respect to coloring. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

What’s that like? A string of sandy islands backed by sand; the Ems river at the western end, on the Dutch border, leading to Emden — not much of a place. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

The landing-place is poor and mean, and the dusty and sandy walk is garnished with a single row of that funereal shrub, the milky euphorbia. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Richard Burton From Egypt it was carried to Al-Hijaz, where it now grows wild on sandy and stony grounds; but I could not discover the date of its naturalisation. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Robert Louis Stevenson The day had been warm; H— and I had played together charmingly all day in a sandy wilderness across the road; then came the evening with a great flash of colour and a heavenly sweetness in the air. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Gertrude Stein Color dark blue, blue and tan, tan and liver, sandy, sandy and tan. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

H.P. Lovecraft I knew it was this chilly, sandy wind which had disturbed the camel and was about to lead him to a place of better shelter when I chanced to glance up and saw that there was no wind atop the cliff. The Nameless City by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Great bundles of lion and leopard skins, bales of cotton, sacks of henna-leaves, elephant-tusks swathed in canvas and matting, strewed the sandy bank. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

T. E. Lawrence A month ago, coming from Hamra, we had passed south of this: now we crossed it, going up Wadi Agida, a narrow, winding, sandy valley between the hills. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Ford Madox Ford The doctor — she pictured him, long, sandy and very pleasant, suffering too from an incurable disease and debts, life being like that! — the doctor asked cheerfully how Mark was. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Charles Stur From the summit of a sandy undulation close upon our right, we saw that the ridges extended northwards in parallel lines beyond the range of vision, and appeared as if interminable. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Robert Louis Stevenson You follow winding sandy tracks that lead nowhither. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

William Dampier It is environed with rocks all round, only a small cove, or sandy bay, on the north-east side. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Virginia Woolf So thinking I passed them, filling in the picture as fully, as completely as I could, noticing the colour of her dress, of his eyes, seeing the sandy cat slinking round the cottage door. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Rudyard Kipling Kaa moved up-stream again till he came to a sandy bar at the head of the gorge. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Charles Stur At about 14 miles from the place where we stopped, the creek lost its sandy bed, and got one of tenacious clay. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Theodore Dreiser The red glow on his head gave it a sandy tinge and put a bright glint in his eye. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

At the bottom of this noble Límán, the Kolpos so scandalously abused by the ancients, are three sandy buttresses metalled with water rolled stones, and showing traces of graves. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Much is due to the porous sandy soil, but more I believe to what appears at first sight an element of danger, the perfect flatness of the ground. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Robert Louis Stevenson When I was down beside the sea A wooden spade they gave to me  To dig the sandy shore. A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle A pale, taper-faced man with sandy whiskers rose up from a chair by the fire as we entered. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

He was a reddish man, with a fringe of sandy beard, and a perpetual grin which showed his yellow teeth, with green deposit round their roots. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Fifteen minutes of hard paddling landed us at Selele, a stony point between two sandy baylets: amongst the mass of angular boulders a tree again showed the highest flood-mark to be 13 feet. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

George Borrow He looked about uneasily: at last, coming to a sandy spot, he put his nostrils to the ground, and then suddenly flung himself down, and wallowed in true pony fashion. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Richard Burton A sandy plain or a rocky pass might make a difference of half a mile each way, but not more. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Arthur Conan Doyle The wet, sandy path took it admirably. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

He was a wiry little man with sandy hair and looked like a fighting terrier. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

John Lewis Burckhard For the first three days we steered along a sandy shore, here entirely barren and uninhabited, the mountains continuing at a distance inland. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard