Sands


Sands
/sændz/ (say sandz)

noun
1. Bobby (Robert Gerard Sands), 1954–81, Irish political activist, born in Northern Ireland; a member of the Provisional IRA, elected to the British Parliament; imprisoned for the possession of firearms; died while on a hunger strike protest aimed at gaining political prisoner status.
2. Dave (David Ritchie), 1926–52, Australian middleweight boxer; holder of the Empire middleweight title when he died.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Sands — ist ein Familienname: Bobby Sands (1954–1981), nordirischer Widerstandskämpfer Charles Sands (1865–1945), US amerikanischer Sportler Diane Sands (* 1947), US amerikanische Politikerin Julian Sands (* 1958), britischer Schauspieler Matthew Sands… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sands — Sands, Robert, geb. 1799 in New York, wurde 1820 Advocat u. st. 1832. Er schr.: The bridal of Vaumond (Romanze), 1817; mit Eastburn (st. 1819) das Epos Yamoyden (über den Kampf der Indianer gegen die Fremden in Neuengland 1665 u. 1676), 1820;… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sands — Sands, Robert, geb. 1799 zu Newyork, gest. 1832, Advokat und epischer Dichter (»Yamoyden« Newyork 1820) …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Sands —   [sændz], Diana, amerikanische Schauspielerin, * New York 22. 8. 1934, ✝ ebenda 21. 9. 1973; trat am Broadway als erste farbige Schauspielerin in bisher weißen Darstellerinnen vorbehaltenen klassischen Rollen auf (u. a. 1967 als heilige Johanna… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sands — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Patronymie Bethanie Mattek Sands (1985 ) est une joueuse de tennis américaine. Billy Sands (1911 1984) est un acteur et producteur américain. Bobby Sands… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sands — noun a) sand grains, especially in reference to the contents of an hourglass, from which The sands of a lifetime are rapidly running out. b) a unit of time. We were lost in the sands of Arabia …   Wiktionary

  • Sands — There are two possible origins for this Anglo Saxon surname, the first being that it is a topographic name for a dweller at or by a patch of sandy soil. The derivation is from the Old English pre 7th Century sand , sand, with the Old High German… …   Surnames reference

  • sands — Смотри Пески …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • sands — n. area of land covered with sand sænd n. fine grains of rock; beach, area covered primarily with sand v. scatter sand; cover with sand; rub or polish with sand; smooth with sandpaper …   English contemporary dictionary


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