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  • adj. Half-blind, partially blind
  • adj. Dim-sighted


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English alteration (due to assoc. with sand) of samblind ("half-blind"), from Old English samblind ("half-blind"), from sām- ("half-") + blind ("blind")


  • O heavens! this is my true-begotten father, who, being more than sandblind, high-gravel blind, knows me not: I will try confusions with him.

    Act II. Scene II. The Merchant of Venice

  • Agendath is a waste land, a home of screechowls and the sandblind upupa.


  • Both Nanse and I found ourselves so proud of our new situation that we slipped out in the dark and had a prime look with a lantern at the sign, which was the prettiest ye ever saw, although some sandblind creatures had taken the neatly painted jacket for a goose.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 06 — Fiction


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