from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A race in which the legs of the contestants are incased in sacks gathered at the top and tied around the body.


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  • “Here is the prize for the first sack-race,” said Miss Lydia, taking a large parcel from the table where the prizes were laid and giving it to Mrs. Irwine before Bessy came up,

    Adam Bede

  • Gram and the girls therefore decided to give up going altogether, but we three boys at length harnessed old Sol into the express wagon and started; for we hoped to see the fireworks in the evening and perhaps the sack-race and wheelbarrow-race which had been set for afternoon.

    When Life Was Young At the Old Farm in Maine

  • "This is no sack-race; you can't go out to walk in your bag.

    On the Firing Line


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