Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: SAND & more

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SAND (SAND) n.s.[sand, Danish and Dutch.]1. Particles of stone not conjoined, or stone broken to powder.

That finer matter called sand, is no other than very small pebbles. Woodward.

Here i’ th’ sands Thee I’ll rake up, the post unsanctified. Shakes. K. Lear.

Hark, the fatal followers do pursue!The sands are number’d that make up my life:Here must I stay, and here my life must end. Shak. H. VI.

Sand hath always its root in clay, and there be no veins of sand any great depth within the earth. Bacon.

Calling for more paper to rescribe, king Philip shewed him the difference betwixt the ink box and sand box. Howel.

If quicksilver be put into a convenient glass vessel, and that vessel exactly stopped, and kept for ten weeks in a sand furnace, whose heat may be constant, the corpuscles that constitute the quicksilver will, after innumerable revolutions, be so connected to one another, that they will appear in the form of a red powder. Boyle.

Engag’d with money bags, as bold As men with sand bags did of old. Hudibras.

The force of water casts gold out from the bowels of mountains, and exposes it among the sands of rivers. Dryden.

Shells are found in the great sand pit at Woolwich. Woodw.

Celia and I, the other day, Walk’d o’er the sand hills to the sea. Prior.2. Barren country covered with sands.

Most of his army being slain, he, with a few of his friends, sought to save themselves by flight over the desert sands. Knolles.

Her sons spread Beneath Gibraltar to the Lybian sands. Milton.

Recent references to SAND on Twitter

@Dressage_NB This is the only way to relax after a busy weekend showing horses to a client and then teaching in a sand storm!… https://t.co/PVKgQj2AYb

@MaxBivens @mmahardy @michaelphigham 50 cent: blood on the sand

@SeanMcIntyre403 @5goals8wings The owners here are trying to threaten us relocation if we don’t build a new arena with our tax money… https://t.co/PmsIxWIooS

@Jud1960 @StevenIsserlis I’ll try and change my perception of growing older amongst the aches and pains!! Happy birthday Amantine, AKA George Sand🎂

@JocelynOtt Happy Canada Day! Now give me the sunscreen ☀️ • • • #canadaday #beach #sun #sand #ocean #vacation… https://t.co/Tswxi1zF9I

@a123buckle To the farmers of america!!! I am against any form of bailout that you may need in the future..U know better…but… https://t.co/GQvyL7SYxH

@micheletweet52 @salah11king Sure would with weather like this what’s it they sun sand and sex x🤣🤣🤣

@OleHippieChick @MomDizzy Plus it’s full of weird swimmy things like fish. Plus there’s rocks under the sand at the waterline. Gimm… https://t.co/0VtiGp9kTZ

@FratcherBot Sand

@GPHaeffner Want proof that UR @GOP is now the home of all forms of vile racism.

Seattle Alt-Right = KKK PRO- @realDonaldTrump… https://t.co/WKV8cXV1K5

@holesinthefoam Sand is the new gold… https://t.co/AEsKCMzZpE https://t.co/4I3ohkEtpC

@HowToMake_Stuff To make sand from the Bahamas, just whisk a kilo of baby powder with a ballpoint pen.

@bobsonwong Not slipping through like grains of sand, though. More like a flood. #edchat #mtbos https://t.co/NE3YlhZJrH

@ChristopherSBH Lunch, feet in the sand and eyes on the water… #SundayFeeling https://t.co/ENKnmMend2

@FU_BBH92 #ForMyTY

he’s soothing like the ocean rushing on the sand he takes care of me he helps me be a better man he’s so… https://t.co/uXZa3PcPoj

@LuisrMontemayor Sand Surfing #flickr https://t.co/BLi0kf2tCO

@Iamguzie Sand. Paper. Sex.


@theatreabici An wi gully fill wid sand https://t.co/AmXXYp4ZMK

@Euphemy @Water_Sand_Lyss Yes, I have a picture of that too. ☺

@DCnews18 Dust to dust Sand to sand Kill by gun and die by gun. Justice must prevail in Ambazonia. All illegal occupiers mus… https://t.co/zhQmLxrP6U

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@hellotwentyfour Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth. -Samuel Johnson

@aldwyn Loved the 60th TV Logie Awards tonight on the Gold Coast. Here 2017 Gold Logie winner Samuel Johnson (Molly/Seven)… https://t.co/bi5cMgVe8m

@welfordwrites #quote What is read twice is usually remembered more than what is once written. Samuel Johnson

@ricsl1600 "Memory is the mother of all wisdom." – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBBeloved #MainePatolaNoMoreOnDaig

@GlobalTradingME No man can enjoy happiness without thinking that he enjoys it. Samuel Johnson #happiness

@PwyllDavydd To Samuel Johnson’s famous remark about man not “convinced of his imbecility but by length of time and frequency of… https://t.co/Q2gXxAoYUA

@jo_matthews87 #Logies omg not this again! We don’t need Samuel Johnson boring thing about where his gold logie went 🙄 throughout the year

@JennaGuillaume Samuel Johnson really going to make me cry two #Logies in a row

@LogiesInsider The name Samuel Johnson sounds like it belongs to a cult leader. #logies #logies2018

@alexanasta_ Samuel Johnson is the only person who I won’t complain about talking too long. #Logies

@geoff_setty Samuel Johnson should announce this winner as Molly. #Logies

@SCAustraliaNews Samuel Johnson is presenting the Gold Logie. #Logies.

Same name. :p


@Miffta80 @bikeymikey70 Samuel Johnson for Molly

@realmohamed1 "Scared money don’t make none". Magic Johnson will think twice before he ever messes with Don Samuel Presti https://t.co/ox7LjSrwYa

@DefMonkFuse The African lion (Panthera leo) was once described in Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language (1755) as… https://t.co/adlBVE8ftB

@africageo The African lion (Panthera leo) was once described in Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language (1755) as… https://t.co/1bxnuqi6Av

@cath_cov "informal tribute" – and that is what Whigs think of the Crown. In the words of Samuel Johnson, "the first Whig was… https://t.co/sqDbEH5sKC

@dblueholic Who are the idiots that opened the gate of hell? • Samuel Johnson VS The Devil trilogy from John Connolly is a hila… https://t.co/8j1vrno043

@oldanglican There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain t… https://t.co/k5twSEnXLy