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sandy blight

noun, Australian
1.
Origin of sandy blight
1865-1870
1865-70; so called in allusion to the irritation caused by such a disorder
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  • I was suffering from a severe attack of sandy blight in both eyes, so had to ride a horse which was tied to the bullock dray.

    Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield
  • He'd got sandy blight that bad it would take months to get right.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
British Dictionary definitions for sandy blight

sandy blight

noun
1.
(Austral) a nontechnical name for any of various eye inflammations
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