- n. Plural form of sandbag.
“Big sandbags is what we have come up with 36 hours after the levee has broken.”
“Photo by Kenneth Helphand.) (Helphand writes, In the 1990-91 Gulf War, a green tarp held down by sandbags is transformed into 'lawns,' with a sign warning 'stay off.”
“At 10.30 one morning I crawled over the parapet -- that is, the sandbags -- of our trench to sketch the picture of which this distillery shaft is the central feature.”
“Those who live close to the floodwall say they realize that the sandbags are the only thing keeping them from total inundation.”
“Authorities on Wednesday considered dropping half-ton sandbags from a National Guard helicopter to shore up the dam that stands between the endangered homes and the river.”
“Authorities had considered dropping half-ton sandbags from a National Guard helicopter to shore up the dam that stands between the endangered homes and the river.”
“The theory had been that the sandbags were the culprit, but eventually he walked right over them, no more spooked than he was any other place.”
“The color of the sandbags was a rusty gray and this, in conjunction with the brushwood, prevented the spot taking on a dark appearance, which, next to white, is the most easily distinguishable to an airplane; the air birds are always on the lookout for these dark spots, watching them intently to discover if any signs of activity are there, and immediately anything smacking of life appears, the exact location is wired to their trenches and the place is whirlwinded with showers of death and destruction.”
“The militia is accused of conniving to blend in with the civilian population and of using children and UN observers as "sandbags" against Israeli ordnance fired in good faith (and with all due concern for innocent life) at the enemy.”
“S. soldiers to effectively engage targets beyond 300 meters was due to their inability, under battle conditions, to see and identify targets beyond that range.9 The ORO studies, however, failed to consider whether the enemy targets were behind heavy brush, or barriers such as sandbags, dirt berms, and coconut logs when fired on by U.”
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