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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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It seems that, of the regional theatres, presenting houses like the National and the State have more to gain by replacing their sandbag systems, as modern counterweight systems allow them to move more shows in and out quickly and efficiently.
Dingo Sandbags aim is to inspire as many people as possible to reach their peak physical condition by engaging them into programs that utilise effective training tools and methods.
On Wednesday two men came and said they were expecting high tides and they we were told they were going to put sandbags on the underpass but it never happened.
Our Sandbagger will help speed up protection by enabling users to fill sandbags quickly, right where they need them the most," he added.
On Saturday, the Lane County Sheriff's Office and the city of Springfield teamed up with the Corps to give away free sandbags to workshop attendees, once they'd learned how to use them.
They do what sandbags do - but they're like 'pillows' full of hundreds of absorbent crystals that when dry weigh no more than half a pint of milk.
They were so thin and Sandbag looked appalling - he wouldn't have lasted much longer.
MMA's design is perhaps the least spectacular in architectural terms but it employs the most radical construction method: the two-storey homes are constructed of sandbags stacked around a simple timber frame braced with galvanised steel bars.
Sandbag materials differ in their resistance to the elements--especially ultraviolet radiation.
Plug sinks/baths and put a sandbag in the toilet bowl to prevent backflow.
The good old-fashioned sandbag is, in my opinion, one of the most versatile strength-training pieces going.