Beachy



covered with pebbles or sand.
Contemporary Examples

Not enough to retire instantly to somewhere warm and beachy, but a pleasant increment to my nest egg.
How to Save it and Where Megan McArdle February 18, 2013

Historical Examples

Each of these gaps was held and guarded by a castle while the level eastward of beachy Head was held by Pevensey.
England of My Heart–Spring Edward Hutton

A new gun was soon at work again, but to us it was always beachy Bill.
In the Line of Battle Various

As this gun enfiladed the beach, it became widely known as “beachy Bill.”
New Zealanders at Gallipoli Major Fred Waite

Cornish choughs abound, and breed on beachy Head, and on all the cliffs of the Sussex coast.
The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1 Gilbert White

I think he had been swimming, and being disturbed by “beachy,” had run for a dug-out only to be buried by the shell.
Five Months at Anzac Joseph Lievesley Beeston

The wind kept favourable until we sighted beachy Head, about half-past five in the evening, and then it nearly died away.
A Boy’s Voyage Round the World The Son of Samuel Smiles

A beachy Head correspondent writes to a daily paper to say that he has seen a peculiarly bright light in the sky.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, May 5, 1920 Various

“beachy Bill” had just located a lot of Australians, digging themselves in about fifty yards away from us.
Trenching at Gallipoli John Gallishaw

The last day on the beach proved to be pretty hot with shelling, chiefly from beachy Bill.
Five Months at Anzac Joseph Lievesley Beeston

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