Bag of Sand


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Bag of Sand

In the United Kingdom, a slang term for 1,000 pounds. The term derives from Cockney rhyming slang: sand rhymes with grand, another term for one thousand. It is sometimes shortened to bag.
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When O'Sullivan saw off Judd Trump in the semi-finals, he looked a good thing to trigger the bag of sand return, and when he was in prime position in the third frame of the first-to-three final (one apiece at the time) it looked for all the tea in China as if he would down Ding.
Council manager Willie Murdoch said: "You can get empty sacks and a bag of sand from a builder's yard.
Among the items motorists should consider keeping in their vehicles if they expect to be far from home in extreme conditions are non-perishable food, water, a heavy blanket, a shovel, a warm hat, gloves, boots, a tow rope or chain, jumper cables, a bag of sand, portable cell phone charger and a brightly colored flag or other piece of material.
But his most strange work-out contraption is a device made from bandages, rope and a bag of sand.
Keep a bag of sand or kitty litter in your trunk if you're in an area prone to icing or snow to use for tire traction if you get stuck on ice.
Even if I think there is more chance of me spending the day romping with Holly Willoughby while Elvis Presley croons Love Me Tender beside us than there is of football team X failing to beat football team Y, I will still have only a bag of sand on the outcome.
stocking the trunk with a shovel and a bag of sand or cat litter.
The weight of a bag of sand in the trunk will give added traction in rear-wheel drive vehicles and can be used to sprinkle on the snow and ice to gain better traction.
En route to that champagne supernova at the harbour, we dived into our favourite Coral shop to have a little tickle on the hound action, and I almost managed to claim another bag of sand.
I'd recommend including a small shovel to help dig out of snow; an ice scraper to clear windows, headlights and taillights of snow and ice; and a bag of sand to add weight and improve traction while driving in winter weather," said Salem.