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sand pile

noun, Building Trades.
a base for a footing in soft soil, made by compacting sand in a cavity left by a wooden pile.
Origin of sand pile
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He's goin' to make a town down in that sand-pile or bust a tug; I ain't sayin' which right now.

    Under Handicap Jackson Gregory
  • Outdoor Play—The building instinct: the sand-pile, miniature houses, practical play-houses, camps.

    Woman's Club Work and Programs Caroline French Benton
  • And from front-yard, back-yard and sand-pile flocked the children to see the fun.

    Billy Whiskers Frances Trego Montgomery
  • At six years of age the child was studying Latin, when he should have been digging in a sand-pile.

  • He shouldered the dog away, and dug his hands into the sand-pile to stop the bleeding.

    The Hoofer Walter M. Miller
  • It was half-submerged in the sand-pile, and it was moving parallel to him with great rapidity.

  • And, behind, there was the widda at the winda, all eyes fer that sand-pile.

    Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher Eleanor Gates
  • So they turned around and went to the sand-pile, and the foreman stayed there a little while and played in the sand.

    The Doers William John Hopkins
  • Near the sand-pile on which I stood I saw a young militia man enough like that little shoe-clerk to have been his brother.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • I don't know why David took his cart that 93time, for there wasn't any mortar man, and there wasn't any sand-pile.

    The Doers William John Hopkins

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