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The sands of a lifetime are rapidly running out.
We were lost in the sands of Arabia.
You find thus in the very sands an anticipation of the vegetable leaf.
The landscape around them was bleak, almost as devoid of plant life as the white sands had been.
Some sands contain as much as 50% of air of nearly the same composition as atmospheric air.
The Nafud sands, too, are tufted in many places with bushes or small trees, and after the winter rains they produce excellent pasture.
It is marked by grey clays and sands, lignitic fossiliferous clays, beds of lignite or brown coal, sometimes 8 ft.