Definition of Sandman

1. Noun. An elf in fairy stories who sprinkles sand in children's eyes to make them sleepy.

Generic synonyms: Brownie, Elf, Gremlin, Hob, Imp, Pixie, Pixy



Definition of Sandman

1. n. A mythical person who makes children sleepy, so that they rub their eyes as if there were sand in them.

Definition of Sandman

1. Noun. A figure who brings good sleep and dreams by placing sand in the eyes. ¹

2. Noun. (non-gloss definition Used as a symbol of the passage of time to death.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sandman

1. a mythical person who makes children sleepy by sprinkling sand in their eyes [n SANDMEN]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sandman

sandings
sandish
sandiver
sandivers
sandix
sandlapper
sandlappers
sandless
sandlike
sandling
sandlings
sandlot
sandlots
sandlotter
sandlotters
sandman (current term)
sandmen
sandnecker
sandnigger
sandniggers
sandpainting
sandpaintings
sandpaper
sandpaper disks
sandpaper gallbladder
sandpapered
sandpaperer
sandpaperers
sandpapering
sandpaperish

Literary usage of Sandman

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1. Poets and Poetry of Indiana: A Representative Collection of the Poetry of by Benjamin Strattan Parker (1900)
"The Salve of the sandman. MARY HOCKET FLANNER. OH, the sandman carries lint, Made of raveled thistledown, All powdered o'er with pollen From drowsy poppies ..."

2. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1844)
"said the sandman, looking up, evidently rather annoyed. ... That's true," replied the sandman ; " and there's no fear of his knowin' us, for the wery moment ..."

3. Poems by Grades: Containing Poems Selected for Each Grade of the School by Ada Van Stone Harris, Charles Benajah Gilbert (1907)
"... And now the sandman's gentle tread Comes stealing through the town. " White sand, white sand," he softly cries, And as he shakes his hand, ..."

4. The Hill Readers by Daniel Harvey Hill (1906)
"THE sandman umbrella inquired fancied' slightest glittered exercise capital quantity clever immediately stork There is nobody in the whole world who knows ..."

5. Lullabies and Slumber Songs: With a Few Other Child Verses by Lincoln Hulley (1900)
"THE sandman 'T'HE sandman lives in a great big tent By the shore of the Twilight sea, And he speeds him forth when the day is spent, And he hurries across ..."

6. Poets and Poetry of Indiana: A Representative Collection of the Poetry of by Benjamin Strattan Parker (1900)
"The Salve of the sandman. MARY HOCKET FLANNER. OH, the sandman carries lint, Made of raveled thistledown, All powdered o'er with pollen From drowsy poppies ..."

7. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1844)
"said the sandman, looking up, evidently rather annoyed. ... That's true," replied the sandman ; " and there's no fear of his knowin' us, for the wery moment ..."

8. Poems by Grades: Containing Poems Selected for Each Grade of the School by Ada Van Stone Harris, Charles Benajah Gilbert (1907)
"... And now the sandman's gentle tread Comes stealing through the town. " White sand, white sand," he softly cries, And as he shakes his hand, ..."

9. The Hill Readers by Daniel Harvey Hill (1906)
"THE sandman umbrella inquired fancied' slightest glittered exercise capital quantity clever immediately stork There is nobody in the whole world who knows ..."

10. Lullabies and Slumber Songs: With a Few Other Child Verses by Lincoln Hulley (1900)
"THE sandman 'T'HE sandman lives in a great big tent By the shore of the Twilight sea, And he speeds him forth when the day is spent, And he hurries across ..."

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