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sandbags

small sacks containing sand used to support an anesthetized animal in dorsal recumbency and prevent it from rolling sideways during anesthesia or surgery.
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The new dune will connect a sandbag dune constructed earlier this summer and another 200 feet to the north that was built using sandbags in 2003 and extended in 2004 after Hurricane Isabel.
The invention's unique design allows one person to quickly, safely, and efficiently fill a sandbag.
In North Sioux City, South Dakota, dozens of National Guard soldiers were rushing to fill sandbags for residents of the McCook Lake neighborhood, where up to 400 homes were in danger of flooding.
Fair Manager Shannon Woodworth said that the effort was worthwhile because spring flooding affects many parts of the region, and some of those areas affected may not have access to sandbags in an emergency situation.
At the height of the flooding, local authorities were handing out up to 10,000 sandbags a day, which could lead to tax bills of hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Staff at Jimmy Spices, which has branches in Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull and Stratford-upon-Avon, decided to help after seeing news reports about a shortage of sandbags in the flood-hit south.
The princes worked from around helping residents protect their with sandbags.
The royal brothers, who were dressed in waterproofs and wellingtons, were seen forming part of a human chain unloading sandbags from an Army vehicle and putting them on to the back of a train wagon.
The Royal Welsh placing sandbags around houses in Chertsey that are threatened with further flooding
4m chopper to drop vast sandbags into a gap in flood defences in Llanbedr, on the Gwynedd coast, after they were breached during storms earlier this month.
We'd seen a trailer full of sandbags but then the water started flooding over and they drove off," she claimed.
Coun Jim Perry said: "We are working in partnership with South Tyneside Homes and have arranged for a supply of sandbags and signs to be placed in secure storage in the area.