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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"This incident was entirely preventable and had Mr Morrow not fortuitously landed on a bag of sand, his injuries could have been a lot worse," he added.
Sacrificing their own safety, they cut open bag after bag of sand, forcing the fire back uphill inch by inch.
While pine bows, a bag of sand, or a broken-up bale of hay can all help out in these situations, sometimes you just can't find any good natural material.
After 61 goalless minutes at Goodison, I was hopeful I would make more than a bag of sand from the night.
Thus I encourage all law-abiding citizens and residents of this country to keep a closed bucket of sand or a bag of sand in your trunks.
The shock factor was raised by the fact that it was the Arsenal team, perhaps England's best passing side, who were played off the park - but while some of the Gunners looked as though they would struggle to trap a bag of sand, those wearing white shirts at the Nou Camp have not instantly become bad players.
* Keep a bag of sand, salt or kitty litter in the trunk for traction if your vehicle gets stuck on ice.
* Winterize your car--include a first-aid kit, blankets, extra warm clothes, a windshield scraper, rock salt, a bag of sand of cat litter, a shovel, booster cables, a flashlight, water and food.
A 9-year-old girl said she was punished by being forced to carry around a bag of sand. Others reported that they were made to do push-ups on milk crates until their arms throbbed.
While people may tell you that you'll get the same results with two cans of baked beans and a bag of sand, you're probably better off signing up with a gym - Fitness First (www.fitnessfirst.ae) has friendly staff who can show you how to gain maximum results (with minimum embarrassment).
Carry a winter car kit that includes a windshield scraper, flashlight, tow chain or rope, shovel, tire chains, a blanket, a bag of sand or salt, a fluorescent distress flag and an emergency flare in case you are trapped in a winter storm.
Since we clinched the first half of the double there in 1986, it's been an unremitting cavalcade of capitulation that several times has brought me to the brink of sitting at home with my head in a bag of sand rather than subject myself to the humiliation of another Bridge battering.