Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A receptacle on a man-of-war for all clothes and other articles of private property carelessly left by their owners.

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Examples

  • Not that I can complain; I drew a prize in the lucky-bag when I took that old Jawkins in there.

    Australia Felix

  • Therefore, each hopeful believer exerted himself to the utmost, and "poor peasants and farmers, cottagers and their masters, threw their stakes into the claimant's lucky-bag, from which they were afterwards to draw 'all prizes and no blanks.'"

    Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton

  • Well, I got down from the driver's seat, opened and shut the door as though to be sure that neither the one nor the other was hiding under the seat, and then I rang loudly at the front door bell and waited to see what fortune had got in her lucky-bag.

    The Man Who Drove the Car

  • "They'll reckon they've got a lucky-bag," he said weakly.

    News from the Duchy

  • "There is little to find now," said Hutton, as they passed through the gates; "the Market has become one of the weekly fashionable gatherings of the town, and is dredged by dealers from all over England, who look on it as a sort of lucky-bag -- but the bag is nearly empty."

    The Road to Mandalay A Tale of Burma

  • _ -- 'A regular lucky-bag, in which you may pick at random and find good things. '

    Historical Mysteries

  • I never would play, on Hallo'-e'en night, at any thing else but douking for apples, burning nuts, pulling kail-runts, foul water and clean, drapping the egg, or trying who was to be your sweetheart out of the lucky-bag.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself

  • I never would play, on Hallo'-'een night, at anything else but douking for apples, burning nuts, pulling kail-runts, foul water and clean, drapping the egg, or trying who was to be your sweetheart out of the lucky-bag.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

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