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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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Another one sought casual employment at a nearby construction site and spent the entire duration carrying bags of sand on his back, from the ground to the upper floors of a building under construction.
Lay a heavy duty plastic sheet on the ground, put your wooden board on top of this and tip two bags of sand into the middle of your board.
According to Olivarez, a group of informal settlers near Gatchalian Subdivision in Barangay San Dionisio 'dumped bags of sand and other hard objects' into drain pipes, causing heavy floods on Tuesday while Tropical Depression 'Maring' was lashing Metro Manila.
Tenders Are Invited For Providing And Fixing Of Gunny Bags Of Sand At Delapidated Nalla Walls During Emergency Situtation In Wagle Ward Commitee
The MRT152 will be on site for 12 months, tasked with lifting shuttering materials, steel rebar, curtain wall components, scaffolding, bags of sand, and pallets of blocks and cement.
Or lay the window frame on top using bricks or bags of sand to weight it down.
It has been a common practice for locomotive mechanics to lift 80-pound bags of sand to the top of the locomotives to fill the receptacles.
If a letter will be top heavy, such as an "F" or "P," the leg of the letter can be filled with a weight, such as small bags of sand.
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.
He needs about 100 bags of sand to create each tone.