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Princeton's WordNet

  1. littoral, litoral, littoral zone, sandsnoun

    the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean


  1. sandsnoun

    sand grains, especially in reference to the contents of an hourglass, from which

  2. sandsnoun

    a unit of time.

    The sands of a lifetime are rapidly running out.

  3. sandsnoun

    a desert

    We were lost in the sands of Arabia.


  1. sands

    Sands are fine particles of mineral, rock, or organic material, often resulting from the erosion and weathering processes. It is mostly composed of quartz and feldspar and can come in a variety of colors, typically light brown or yellow. Sands are often found in deserts and on beaches and are used in various industries including construction, glass manufacturing, and even in land reclamation projects.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SANDS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sands is ranked #1944 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sands surname appeared 18,584 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Sands.

    80% or 14,876 total occurrences were White.
    13% or 2,418 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 582 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 348 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 240 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 121 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sands in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sands in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sands in a Sentence

  1. Mark Bohm:

    Anytime you can develop a resource that is more environmentally benign and economically advantageous is going to be a strategic advantage. I would say it's going to be critical to the long-term success of oil sands.

  2. Cameron Todd:

    We've got a technology that allows you to more efficiently get bitumen out of oil sands, we've got a process that works and ... it means you don't have a problem with sludge that's left over and needs to go to a tailings pond.

  3. Kevin Birn:

    We expect oil sands producers to focus future investments in the coming years onto their most economic projects - which we expect to be expansions of existing facilities, expansions of existing facilities are better understood, quicker to first oil and lower cost to construct.

  4. Robin Smith:

    The phased re-entry for all oil sands camps in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is now under way, they are cleared to return to operations as soon as possible.

  5. Agadez Mayor Rhissa Feltou:

    The desert has always been a cemetery for immigrants, in silence and complete indifference. Travelers tell us they often find bodies - skeletons ravaged by the sands.

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