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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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The Sandbagger is a lightweight, portable machine designed to eliminate the tedious process of manually filling sandbags.
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The Auto Sandbagger will save considerable time and strain when filling sandbags as compared to conventional methods currently being employed.
The BCB Sandbagger is a device that allows sandbag defenses to be put up in less time because it can fill 480 bags per hour, the British firm said in a statement.
"I guess the main thing about racing in such extreme conditions is that all the competitors were very experienced and the organisation by Sandbaggers was first class, resulting in everyone retaining a full complement of fingers and toes."
The Sandbaggers was made by Yorkshire Television with location shooting in London, Malta and the streets of Leeds.
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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.
State Stockpiles are prepared and assets are ready to deploy to affected regions, which include 685 generators, 202 light towers, 1,128 pumps of various sizes, over 1,600,000 sandbags, 13 sandbaggers, over 56,350 ready to eat meals, over 372,000 bottles and cans of water, over 8,600 cots, and 10,000 blankets and 12,000 pillows.
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Additionally, the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services is prepared to respond to requests for assistance with assets from its stockpiles, including 732 generators, 255 light towers, 1,258 pumps, 9 sandbaggers, more than 990,000 sandbags, more than more than 63,000 ready-to-eat meals, almost 70,000 bottles and 348,000 cans of water, over 9,000 cots, approximately 13,000 blankets and pillows, over 4,000 flashlights, 960 traffic barriers, 594 traffic barrels, and over 7,600 feet of aqua dam.