from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A bag or sack made of gunny.
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- noun Alternative spelling of
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- noun a bag made of burlap
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The American contractor needing the gunnysack was a company called Custer Battles.
When a bird got close enough we should blind it with the powerful beam of our flashlight, subdue it with our stick, and then stuff it into the gunnysack.
A gunnysack, half full of galley coal, was fastened to his feet.
Early next morning I saw him go by with a dip-net and gunnysack, and Bellona trotting at his heels.
If we try to keep all the old systems and add the new ones, our already overstretched budget will rip apart like a gunnysack.
It's like watching two monkeys collaborating in a gunnysack.
As my mother used to say, when it comes to militaristic roles in foreign policy, you could throw 'em both in a gunnysack and there's no tellin 'which of 'em would crawl out first.
He stowed them away in his gunnysack, never to be seen again.
Interestingly, while I really don't like big AUs, and I hate RPS, and I think Adam Lambert's singing voice sounds like somebody is doing something terrible that involves a cat, a crowbar, and a gunnysack -- back in the day, I read a fair amount of Xena uber fic.
I never saw her before, but she was right up front, stuffing things in a gunnysack she brought.