15th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English, probably alteration of *samblind, from Old English sam- half (akin to Old High German sāmi- half) + blind — more at semi-
Time Traveler for sand-blind
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“Sand-blind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sand-blind. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.
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