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sandbag

[′san‚bag]
(engineering)
A bag filled with sand; used to build temporary protective walls.
(geology)
In the roof of a coal seam, a deposit of glacial debris formed by scour and fill subsequent to coal formation.

sandbag

In the backstage of a theater, a canvas bag filled with sand which is used to counterbalance hanging scenery or other equipment.
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Sandbaggers, though, also are available in stylish and comfortable golf sandals for fair weather play.
The race was organised by David Scott, of Sandbaggers.
THERE we were solving the world's problems at the bar, like you do, when Ian said: "Does anyone remember The Sandbaggers on television?
In the 1980s, The Sandbaggers and A Fine Romance also boosted her profile, but it was a regular part in Blake's 7 in 1981 that turned her into a cult star.
Organisers were amazed when the 48-year-old Perth businessman agreed to tackle the gruelling Sandbaggers Gobi Desert Challenge - with a standard-issue NHS artificial leg.
Last weekend, a regular golfing foursome of friends, Larry Baker from Lunenburg, Joe Lizotte from Ashburnham, and Dave Laaksonen and Mike Bastien, both from Fitchburg, were taking their drives, iron shots and putts at Sandbaggers, playing simulated golf at the Michigan Donald Ross Memorial Course, one of 29 different courses that can be called up on the huge computerized video screen.
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The Yamaa Trust, chaired by David Scott, the Honorary Consul for Mongolia in Scotland, were set up five years ago by veterans of expeditions organised by Scots-based company Sandbaggers.
Although Dennis Burgess did a lot of theatre work many of his acting jobs throughout the 1970s were small parts in popular TV series such The Professionals, The Sandbaggers, Space 1999, Within These Walls and Public Eye.