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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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Because the BCB Sandbagger is collapsable and can be erected in seconds, it speeds up transportation, storage and filling in the "field" where the sandbags are needed.
SPRINGFIELD - You'd be forgiven for thinking that there's not much to making and stacking sandbags: Get bag; fill with sand; line up in a row.
FloodSax are a new kind of protection against floods that act in under five minutes, giving faster protection than heavy, outdated sandbags.
"The EU must be open and honest about problems the ETS is experiencing and take action to resolve them - starting with an immediate commitment to tougher caps," said Sandbag founder Bryony Worthington.
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.
Dave Jenkinson and his wife, who were evacuated from their home for three weeks during the Flood of '97, are pleased that they did not encounter any sandbag shuffles, a local flood term meaning faking work through lots of apparent movement but with no tangible results.
When the flood waters are rising and the dam is about to burst, there are usually plenty of volunteer hands pitching in to fill and pile sandbags.
"So, when the flood came last July we set up our new Sandbagger in one of the equipment storage yards and announced the availability of sandbags over the emergency communication system." Homeowners drove to the yard, following routes described on the radio, and picked up as many sandbags as they needed to shore up window wells, outside basement doors, and other ground level entrances.
The hockey stick and sandbag today stand for an obsolete game plan.
RESIDENTS of the Conwy Valley were shocked when they were told Conwy council would not be giving them sandbags when their homes were threatened with flooding.
But he had always wanted to move into a sandbag home.