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sandcastle

[sand-kas-uh l, -kah-suh l] /ˈsændˌkæs əl, -ˌkɑ səl/
noun
1.
a small castlelike structure made of wet sand, as by children at a beach.
2.
a plan or idea with little substance.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; sand + castle
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  • The sandcastle worm, as the beast is known, lives in a mineral shell.
  • The sandcastle worm, as the creature is known, lives in a mineral shell.
  • At the beach, build the biggest sandcastle anyone's ever seen.
  • Inevitably, nature will rule and memories of the sandcastle will only live on in photos.
  • The beach attracts swimmers, sunbathers and sandcastle builders.

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