from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lawyer: so called from the green bag in which barristers carry their books and papers.
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They shall jilt every girl in England if they think proper, and serve them right too -- and no pitiful green-bag rascal shall trouble them about such trifles -- right about face -- march "--
Gadsboddikins! you puny upstart in the law, to use me so, you green-bag carrier, you murderer of unfortunate causes, the clerk's ink is scarce off of your fingers. "