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a point of sandy deposit built up into a landform which projects into a body of water; also written sand spit's 21st Century Lexicon
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  • The old sailor must be abandoned to his fate, just as he had been left upon the sandspit.

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid
  • They had already passed the neck of the sandspit where it was lowest.

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid
  • Aigrettes and birds of paradise fly on all sides and every hour reveals a hideous crocodile sunning himself on a sandspit.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • Morning would see all snow-hidden, including the huts of the four remaining natives on the sandspit between the river and the sea.

    The Trail of a Sourdough May Kellogg Sullivan
  • They knew that they were following the crest of the sandspit.

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid
  • The sandspit and the little water-meadow stood forth unshadowed 147 in the spectral glare.

    The House in the Water Charles G. D. Roberts
  • The sandspit did not project perpendicularly from the line of the coast, but in a diagonal direction.

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid
  • The outfits were piled on a sandspit about a mile below the trading posts of Healy and Wilson.

    Klondike Nuggets E. S. Ellis
  • Grey slipped off silently, doubling the sandspit point of the island in order to have the unmenaced north beach for his speedway.

    Pirates' Hope Francis Lynde
  • The current might set against the sandspit which crossed its course, and if so, he might be washed on shore.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
Word Origin and History for sandspit

1854, from sand (n.) + spit (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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