from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small bag containing musk and other perfumes, sometimes used as a sachet.
- n. The pod, pouch, or cyst of the musk-deer which contains the musk.
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Such danger that all his royal father could do in honor of the glad event was to break a musk-bag before his faithful followers as sign that the birth of an heir to empire would diffuse itself like perfume through the whole world?
Its great peculiarity is the musk-bag or gland situated nearly under the tail; this is a projecting and valued gland, which secretes the musk, and is used medicinally by the
Foster-father did not often let his temper get the better of his prudence, but he could not resist saying mildly: "Kingship is like the musk-bag, friend, that was broken at the royal child's birth.