sand pile

sand pile

[′san ‚pīl]
(civil engineering)
A compacted filling of sand in a deep round hole formed by ramming the sand with a pile; used for foundations in soft soil.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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You should not spray your sand pile, however, since it normally has some free water already, from occasional rainfall.
It is to be noted that three minor girls including Surayya, 9, Tahira, 7, and Allah Mafi, 5, had gone missing in Fort Abbas area and were found dead three days later at a sand pile. A lady doctor of a local hospital suspected that the girls were allegedly abused before being killed.
Wyatt and his younger brother, Logan, were playing in a sand pile in January 2013 when the pile collapsed and suffocated Wyatt.
The second incident took place at 4:20pm on Thursday, on Emirates Road at the Al Saqra exit in Sharjah direction, when the driver of the car was taken by surprise by a sand pile formed by the strong winds, leading to a collision.
A short 2-by-4 may be helpful in compressing and shaping the sand pile.
Since it was difficult to form the sand pile in their works for high and low enough lifting velocities, however, the particle shapes used in this study were highly irregular and the particle size distribution was evidently heterogeneous.
An hour or two hike into the enormous sand pile next to the Jordan Cove site offers an unmatched, magical panorama of sea and sand and bay, mountains and forest.
One of the times we saw a biker stand on the sand pile peeping into our villas," she said.
and left in the posted area, against the guardrail near the public sand pile. All ornaments and lights need to be removed.
Like a sand pile, the system contains the plasma near the critical state until random fluctuations trigger a cascade of events that sends a burst of energy through the field.
Depending on the weather, he usually comes to replenish his sand pile twice a winter.