shifting sands

Definition of shifting sands

  1. —used to refer to changes that happen as time passes the shifting sands of war

Word by Word Definitions

shiftplay shifting
  1. :  to exchange for or replace by another :  change

    :  to change the place, position, or direction of :  move

    :  to make a change in (place)

  1. :  a means or device for effecting an end

    :  a deceitful or underhand scheme :  dodge

    :  an effort or expedient exerted or tried in difficult circumstances :  extremity

sandplay sands
  1. :  a loose granular material that results from the disintegration of rocks, consists of particles smaller than gravel but coarser than silt, and is used in mortar, glass, abrasives, and foundry molds

    :  soil containing 85 percent or more of sand and a maximum of 10 percent of clay

    :  sandy soil

  1. :  to sprinkle or dust with or as if with sand

    :  to cover or fill with sand

    :  to smooth or dress by grinding or rubbing with an abrasive (as sandpaper)


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