Definition of Sand rat

1. Noun. Small nearly naked African mole rat of desert areas.

Generic synonyms: Gnawer, Rodent
Group relationships: Genus Heterocephalus, Heterocephalus



2. Noun. Southern European gerbil.
Exact synonyms: Meriones Longifrons
Generic synonyms: Gerbil, Gerbille
Group relationships: Genus Meriones, Meriones

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sand Rat

sand hopper
sand iron
sand lance
sand launce
sand leek
sand lizard
sand martin
sand martins
sand mole
sand myrtle
sand olive
sand painting
sand phlox
sand rat (current term)
sand reed
sand sage
sand sedge
sand sedges
sand shark
sand snake
sand sole
sand spurry
sand stargazer
sand storm
sand storms
sand tiger
sand trap
sand traps

Literary usage of Sand rat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"... Sand-rat (engineers), a moulder in a foundry. Sand, to have (American), to be brave. SnE HAD THE SAND.—Mrs. Lizzie Cook, of No. ..."

2. A Natural History of the Globe: Of Man, of Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles by Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon, John Wright (1831)
"Columbia Sand-Rat, Lead Beater's Sand-Rat, Canada Pouched Rat, and mole-shaped Sand- Rat. These all burrow in the ground like the mole. ..."

3. Somaliland: Being an Account of Two Expeditions Into the Far Interior by Charles Victor Alexander Peel (1900)
"SMITH. Size of common mouse ; almost naked skin : very small eye, and no external ears. Colour dirty yellow. Phillips' Naked sand rat ..."

4. Somaliland: Being an Account of Two Expeditions Into the Far Interior by Charles Victor Alexander Peel (1900)
"SMITH. Size of common mouse ; almost naked skin ; very small eye, and no external ears. Colour dirty yellow. Phillips' Naked sand rat ..."

5. The Natural History of the Bible: Being a Review of the Physical Geography by Henry Baker Tristram (1875)
"In reference to the passage in Isaiah, we may note that many of the Arabs eat the jerboa, the larger species of dormouse, and especially the large sand-rat ..."

6. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"... revised by Volkmann (1768-75), critical ed. by Sponsel (1890). SAND-RAT. A small burrowing rodent of the mole-rat family ..."

7. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"... Sand-rat (engineers), a moulder in a foundry. Sand, to have (American), to be brave. SnE HAD THE SAND.—Mrs. Lizzie Cook, of No. ..."

8. A Natural History of the Globe: Of Man, of Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles by Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon, John Wright (1831)
"Columbia Sand-Rat, Lead Beater's Sand-Rat, Canada Pouched Rat, and mole-shaped Sand- Rat. These all burrow in the ground like the mole. ..."

9. Somaliland: Being an Account of Two Expeditions Into the Far Interior by Charles Victor Alexander Peel (1900)
"SMITH. Size of common mouse ; almost naked skin : very small eye, and no external ears. Colour dirty yellow. Phillips' Naked sand rat ..."

10. Somaliland: Being an Account of Two Expeditions Into the Far Interior by Charles Victor Alexander Peel (1900)
"SMITH. Size of common mouse ; almost naked skin ; very small eye, and no external ears. Colour dirty yellow. Phillips' Naked sand rat ..."

11. The Natural History of the Bible: Being a Review of the Physical Geography by Henry Baker Tristram (1875)
"In reference to the passage in Isaiah, we may note that many of the Arabs eat the jerboa, the larger species of dormouse, and especially the large sand-rat ..."

12. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"... revised by Volkmann (1768-75), critical ed. by Sponsel (1890). SAND-RAT. A small burrowing rodent of the mole-rat family ..."

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