n.— «So what’s there to do in what American soldiers here call “the sandbox”?…The Saudi Arabian desert is “the sandbox.” (“The only thing missing are swing sets,” said one Seabee) and the nomadic local residents are known collectively, and rather affectionately, as “Bedouin Bob.”» —“For GIs, fun helps battle isolation in ‘the sandbox’” by David Evans Chicago Tribune Oct. 7, 1990. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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