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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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The 33-1 on offer for Sir Des Champs it still hurts, given it cost me two bags of sand in a treble with Sprinter Sacre and Simonsig.
On the first day of the UAE Innovation Week, Yong spoke to Khaleej Times on the back of an 8-hour night shift, which saw him carefully place 1,600 bags of sand along Jumeirah Beach Residence's open beach.
Access to the lane was out of bounds thanks to a tyre, bags of sand, bricks and associated rubbish that had been dumped there.
Junior instructor Neil Travis and chief instructor Colin Hanson (pictured front) lifted 144 and 138 bags of sand respectively in half-an-hour.
He needs about 100 bags of sand to create each tone.
Okay, I scraped through and won a couple of bags of sand but I must have worn out two pairs of St Louis blues walking up and down North Street.
There is no staged recreation of the rape, which is instead portrayed by muffled shrieks of terror interspersed with a knife slashing open bags of sand.
Colleagues from his long Albion career have flocked to pay tribute to their team-mate in "Tony Brown - This Is Your Life", each with a different story and memory of Bomber, from scoring goals to loading bags of sand in order to stabilise a wayward car.
There were a couple of bulk bags of sand being delivered to a neighbour's house for building work.
A community located across the street from the beach sent little bags of sand with a business card attached to all prospects.
The pounds 7m man-made barrier reef would be made up of hundreds of bags of sand and would break the waves before they reached the shore.
Residents were shown on TVN 24 yelling, running and throwing bags of sand as flood waters leaked through a barrier and gushed into the street.