from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A leathern pouch for holding bullets, formerly carried attached to a bandoleer or baldric.
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At the period in question, the plantations in that part of the country were very few and far between, but nevertheless by the afternoon of the next day we had got together four-and-thirty men, mounted on mustangs, each equipped with rifle and bowie-knife, powder-horn and bullet-bag, and furnished with provisions for several days.
Bar, and La Salle and Kennedy got one each; but the sport was too tedious, and La Salle, taking a bullet-bag and powder-flask from his box, proceeded to count out ten bullets, which he laid carefully before him.
The next day they all went to the spot, where they found the dead Indian and took away his tomahawk, knife, and bullet-bag; but they never found his gun.
With it, his powder-horn and his bullet-bag must go.
This bandileer sustained twelve boxes of cartridges, and a well-filled bullet-bag.
Here, Jem, run back to Number One -- here's the key -- and bring my rifle and the powder-flask and bullet-bag.
He usually carried a double-barrelled gun over his shoulder, and a powder-horn and bullet-bag were slung round his neck.