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  • n. A type of packaging made of thin, flexible, plastic film, starch, or plastic textile, used for containing and transporting food, waste, and consumer goods.

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  • n. a bag made of thin plastic material


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  • First came the PLSSs, their cooling water drained into a plastic bag that was then stowed.

    First Man

  • “Leave the exaggerating to me, please,” Nilly said, pouring a fistful of the light blue fartonaut powder into a little plastic bag that he tied shut and stuffed in his jacket pocket.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Ketan took the plastic bag from the driver and, after a quick rummage, removed what looked like a cheese-grater, flat-ended but well-ridged, for crude rather than delicate woodwork.

    Walls of Silence

  • The detectives were accused of beating Hobley and placing a plastic bag over his head to cut off his air supply and forcing him to confess.

    Defending the Damned

  • He dug around desperately in his wet pockets, but found only small things that started with P: a parking stub, a plum pit, and a sealed plastic bag of fartonaut powder.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • His mood changed as the agents announced they were going to search the attic, where they dug through the insulation and found $70,000 in fresh $100 bills and a black plastic bag with hydrometers.


  • As they did this, Manathas paid a visit to one of their tables, bringing along a metal-frame cart with a plastic bag hanging inside it.

    Death in Winter

  • Screwie Louie reached deep in the front pocket of his jeans and extracted a small plastic bag filled with white powder.

    Miss Misery

  • Large numbers of empty yoghurt pots were hastily thrown in a plastic bag as coolamons for fruit-gathering, and we all piled into the two trucks and set off.


  • The plastic bag half-sunk in the dirty water clung to her laces as if it was a drowning swimmer.

    The Demons Covenant


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  • I think the reference is the hold-all type bags available in dollar shops. Cheap, waterproof, reasonably durable.

    March 28, 2008

  • Your plastic bags have stripes?

    March 27, 2008

  • Ah. Thank heavens. I was beginning to worry. :-)

    March 27, 2008

  • The Chaser are a comedy/satire troupe :)

    March 27, 2008

  • You have to be kidding.

    March 27, 2008

  • "In what has been described as a massive coup for Australia's environmental movement, the nation's homeless have put their support behind the push to phase out giant plastic bags. "This is a great day for Mother Nature," said Clean Up Australia spokesman Ian Kiernan. 'From now on, we can expect to see homeless people using reusable giant green bags to carry their meagre possessions, not those planet-harming stripey plastics.'"
    - 'Homeless community agrees to phase out giant plastic bag usage', The Chaser.

    March 27, 2008