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Sandman, n. Also: sande-, sanman. Pl. -men. [Sand n. 1 and Man n. 1 e; cf. 19th c. Eng. sand-man (1821) id. Written as one word or two.] One who supplies sand for building, etc.; a digger or transporter of sand. Cf. Sand n. 3 b. — To the sandemen for thriescoir laid of sand; 1614 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 341.
To the sand men for four lead of deid sand; Ib. 343.
1615 Ib. 361.
1616 Ib. II 3.
The sandmen wer dischairged to break the touns grund without leive of the Counsell; 1658 Edinb. B. Rec. IX 120.
David [Sharp], sanman; 1673 Greyfriars Interments 582.

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