Lady’s Accessory Crossword Clue

Lady’s accessory crossword clue. The Big One crossword question in Daily Telegraph Sydney and Herald Sun newspaper on Thursday, 22 Juni 2017. 7 letters.

The answer: SANDBAG

A sandbag is a bag or sack made of hessian (burlap), polypropylene or other sturdy materials that is filled with sand or soil and used for such purposes as flood control, military fortification in trenches and bunkers, shielding glass windows in war zones, ballast, counterweight, and in other applications requiring mobile fortification, such as adding improvised additional protection to armoured vehicles or tanks.

The advantages are that the bags and sand are inexpensive. When empty, the bags are compact and lightweight for easy storage and transportation. They can be brought to a site empty and filled with local sand or soil. Disadvantages are that filling bags is labor-intensive.

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