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[sand-pey-puh-ree] /ˈsændˌpeɪ pə ri/
of or suggesting the grating sound of sandpaper rubbing against wood or the rough texture of sandpaper.
Origin of sandpapery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Silver-colored, the molas have a rounded hind end and gritty sandpapery skin that is covered with copious amounts of mucus.
  • It'll start making a beautiful, delicate, sandpapery sound.
  • The prose is sandpapery, the sentence rhythms often rough and jabbing.
  • Both have soft, sandpapery voices and a stern politeness when they speak.
  • Early on, pre-skin cancers are the size of a pinhead, sandpapery and usually found on sun-exposed areas.
  • The narrow, sandpapery leaves point strongly upward and are covered with tiny dots of resin.

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