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 Sand (George).Sand-blind. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sand.
 
A rope of sand. Something nominally effective and strong, but in reality worthless and untrustworthy.   1
   My sand of life is almost run. The allusion is to the hour-glass.   2
        “Alas! dread lord, you see the case wherein I stand, and how little sand is left to run in my poor glass.”—Reynard the Fox, iv
 


 Sand (George).Sand-blind. 

 
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