from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hop-sacking, 2.
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“Yes,” he replied, patting her cheek, “when you smile you would charm, though dressed in a hop-sack.”
No wonder then that Frenchmen, in general, wear coarse linen: a hop-sack could not long resist so severe a process.
I hadn't your prudence and intelligence, to be able to carry eggs in a hop-sack .... "