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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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People had been asking for sandbags for their houses and were apparently told they could go and buy them for PS1.
A local farm in the throes of bankruptcy donated 90,000 seed bags that were perfect for use as sandbags, said Lane County Emergency Manager Linda Cook, who said Saturday's workshop was the first held locally on sandbagging technique.
The shrink-wrapped FloodSax store away easily for five years and after use, the whole product is biodegradable - unlike conventional sandbags that are inconvenient to dispose of.
This study results contributed to the database which will inform the post coronary angiography or cardiac catheterization protocol by clarifying the misunderstandings about sandbag applications and changing positions after such procedure.
What is left is a mountain of mouldy and ragged sandbags, saturated with bacteria-filled sand and silt that can cause untold ecological damage to waterways, and can result in massive cleanup bills.
Sandbag got his name for his golden coat and because he protects the men of B Squadron of the Queen's Royal
Earlier, he had unsuccessfully tried to call his tenant and tell him to stock up with sandbags to prevent water entering the house.
FLOOD hit residents could be the first to trial a new type of self inflating sandbag.
Objective: The study aimed to evaluate the effects of putting a sandbag on femoral access site after cardiac invasive procedure and changing patients' position in bed on vascular complications rate and the severity of back pain related to the duration of bed rest after procedure.
When you go to tournaments, sometimes people sandbag and enter the lower division.
The good old-fashioned sandbag is, in my opinion, one of the most versatile strength-training pieces going.