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[mass noun] A fine white sand used in gardening.
- ‘The remaining 10 plantlets from each position were ‘sown’ (pedicel down) in seed trays containing washed silver sand, and covered with a sheet of glass to prevent excessive water loss.’
- ‘Plants were grown in washed silver sand in 1.0 l capacity pots.’
- ‘Three parts of soil were mixed with one part of silver sand, followed by incorporation of a nutrient mixture and N-labelled ammonium sulfate at 5 ppm.’
- ‘With 1200 miles of coastline to explore, you'll find wave-battered rocks and the softest silver sand.’
- ‘Some fine washed silver sand is flung into the joint to act as a flux, to reduce excess oxygen, and then the work is hauled out again in a another shower of white sparks.’
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