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sandgroper

(ˈsændˌɡrəʊpə)
n
(Peoples) informal jocular Austral a nickname for a Western Australian
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As Sandgroper captain, he led Lillee for many years and appreciated his supreme skill and commitment; the rest did not bother him one whit.
notable winners: Pride (Champion S-Gr1), Dai Jin (Deutsches Derby-Gr1, Aral Pokal-Gr1), Pearl Of Love (Gran Criterium-Gr1), Vallee Enchantee (Hong Kong Vase-Gr1), Castledale (Santa Anita Derby-Gr1), Mr Sandgroper (Western Australian Derby-Gr1), Mr Celebrity (George Main S-Gr1), Jam Alley (SA Classic-Gr1), Helene Mascot (Hong Kong Derby-Gr1), Bentley Biscuit (All-Aged Stakes-Gr1), Sudan (Gran Premio de Milano-Gr1), Fantastic Love (Gr2), Super Celebre (Gr2), Ballybleue (Gr2), Mister Monet (Gr2), Beautiful Gem (Gr2), etc.
There was a Division 2 for each handicap category in the Scotchmans Hill series, with the French-designed Archambault A40, Sandgroper, skippered by Geof Bagley from the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, scoring an impressive victory in IRC--scoring two first places, two seconds and a third.
Sandgroper, Archambault A40 (Geof Bagley, RYCV) 3-1-1-2.
It's all about statistics IN taking issue with the government's claim that there is clear evidence that the more time children spend out of school the more it is likely to affect their chances of achieving good academic results, Sandgroper resorts to a description of his or her own experience of a disrupted education (Feedback, September 3).
Australia have been searching for batsmen with the skill and devotion required to construct a Test hundred and the Sandgroper answered the call.
However, the likes of Pride and Vallee Enchantee are very much to Peintre Celebre's credit, while he has also had success in the southern hemisphere with Group 1 winners Mr Sandgroper and Mr Celebrity.
Sent off at 5-1, Modem came with a well-timed run to beat the WA Derby winner Mr Sandgroper by three-quarters of a length, with Blinded a similar distance away third.
Confirmation by Treasurer Troy Buswell that the state's budget surplus will not dip under USD 200 million, a big drop in the unemployment rate, which is now approaching boomtime levels, and another USD 70 billion in LNG contracts signed off from the Gorgon gas fields, have put a spring in the step of even the most pessimistic of Sandgropers.
Indeed, I do not think the reader can fully appreciate this book, nor the life of Sir Hal, unless you spend some time (as I have) in that beautiful, sparse and remote third of Australia, and have learnt what those sandgropers think of 't' othersiders'.
The enormous open-air dump of karri and marri chips, produced by clearfelling thousands of hectares of magnificent South West forest, dominates the skyline, and has undoubtedly been a powerful motivation for many South West Sandgropers to take up philosophies of conservation.