George, eigtl. Aurore Dupin, 1804, 1876, frz. Schriftst.; Geliebte von A. de Musset u. F. Chopin; trat in Romanen für die Frauenemanzipation ein.
Pen name of Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin (1804-1876) French author. Her prolific literary output was often autobiographical. In 1831 she left her husband after nine years of marriage and, while living in Paris as a writer, had love affairs with Alfred de Musset, Chopin, and others. Her first novel Indiana 1832 was a plea for women’s right to independence.
Her other novels include la Mare au diable/The Devil’s Pool 1846 and la Petite Fadette/The Little Fairy 1848. In 1848 she retired to the château of Nohant, in central France.
(allgemein) Lockergestein aus losen Mineralkörnchen, ein Endprodukt aller Gesteinsverwitterung: Fein-S. (0,06–0,2 mm), Mittel-S. (0,2–0,6 mm), Grob-S. (0,6–2 mm).
ETYM as. sand; akin to Dutch zand, German sand, Old High Germ. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. and Swed. sand, Greek.
A loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral.
Loose grains of rock, sized 0.0625–2.00 mm/0.0025–0.08 in in diameter, consisting chiefly of quartz, but owing their varying color to mixtures of other minerals. Sand is used in cement-making, as an abrasive, in glass-making, and for other purposes.
Sands are classified into marine, freshwater, glacial, and terrestrial. Some “light” soils contain up to 50% sand. Sands may eventually consolidate into sandstone.