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  • “Shinf;” a course sack, a “gunny-bag;” a net compared with such article.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Mishannah,” which Lane and Payne translate basket: I have always heard it used of an old gunny-bag or bag of plaited palm-leaves.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He sounded like Indian corn shaken in a gunny-bag; he wheezed like the mildewed harmonium in the Hospital chapel, on which he had once tried to play.

    The Dop Doctor

  • Andrews went out and sat down alongside of him, and found that he was seated upon a large gunny-bag sack containing the cooked rations of the Rebel officers.

    Andersonville

  • She could ride barebacked, or next to it, sitting sideways on nothing but a gunny-bag, and send a young horse flying through scrub and rocks, or down ranges where you'd think a horse could hardly keep his feet.

    Robbery under Arms; a story of life and adventure in the bush and in the Australian goldfields

  • See the girls jump on bare-backed, with nothing but a gunny-bag under 'em, and ride over logs and stones, through scrub and forest, down gullies, or along the side of a mountain.

    Robbery under Arms; a story of life and adventure in the bush and in the Australian goldfields

  • "Mishannah," which Lane and Payne translate basket: I have always heard it used of an old gunny-bag or bag of plaited palm-leaves.

    Arabian nights. English

  • I flung these aside; and underneath I saw a coarse gunny-bag, such as are used in the Western States for holding Indian corn.

    The Desert Home The Adventures of a Lost Family in the Wilderness

  • If you be of the rougher mould, cherished reader, just cast yourself back somewhere at your ease, take this most excellently printed book deftly between your fingers, with a good cigar between your teeth; throw your legs over your desk, a gunny-bag, a fence-rail, or the mantel-piece of the bar-room, as the case may be; give me the benefit of your friendship and confidence, and read away at your leisure.

    The Land of Thor

  • MUMBAI: The body of a young unidentified girl was found in a gunny-bag in Mumbai on Saturday, police said.

    The Times of India

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  • Known as a croaker sack in the deep south of the US; the burlap bag used by frog-giggers to contain and keep their middle-of-the-night catches damp.

    February 14, 2013