Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large bag, usually one of a pair, hung from or laid over the saddle, and used to carry various articles. Those used in the East are made of cloth, especially carpeting, one long and broad strip having a kind of pocket made at each end by the application of a piece as wide as the strip. Also called
camel-bag, from its frequent employment on camels.
- In lumbering, to catch on an obstruction and double around it: applied to a boom.
- n. alternative spelling of saddlebag.
“The digging of the worms, the preparation of the kit, the stowing of the pork pie and the bottle of Peardrax in the saddle-bag, the bike ride to the pond, the glittering victories in the shape of small roach and perch.”
“If you are working on a laptop or just trying to order coffee, you will be ousted by a tall, skinny girl with pigtails wearing striped leggings and carrying a Vegan saddle-bag.”
“If he did trust it to a known friend, it would be kept very securely, not dropped into the corner of a saddle-bag, thus disregarded.”
“I took a couple of packages from my trunk, stowed them in my saddle-bag, waved to Skene, and trotted off to meet royalty, with only the syce to show me the way.”
“The high body count is not what you remember, it's the characters: Walter Matthau as Zack Garber, world weary and with a mug like an old saddle-bag.”
“Something more intimidating than a pendulous saddle-bag, though.”
“Love your choice of metaphors in this post, but one correction in defense of the over-40s: not all 40-somethings have the saddle-bag leather faces.”
“Add some storage beneath the seat of your bike with this ridiculously cheap and simple hard-backed saddle-bag.”
“Then he gave me the saddle-bag and the carpet, with all the jewels that were thereon, for which I thanked him, and each and every of the merchants present praised him.”
“In October 1980 a bomb planted in a motor-cycle saddle-bag outside the rue Copernic synagogue in the wealthy 16th arrondissement killed three French men and a young Israeli woman.”
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