from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The bag or pouch of an animal which secretes or contains a special odoriferous substance, as those of deer, beaver, skunks, etc.; a scent-gland.
  • n. A bag containing anise-seed or some other odoriferous substance, used in fox-hunting as a substitute for the fox.


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  • Dressing my hair that night, Carmine, my maid, begged for the remnants of the bell-wort to "make a scent-bag with, Miss."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 28, February, 1860

  • Maltese gauze, with garlands about his head and neck, applying a delicate scent-bag to his nose as he went.

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  • Even the gold hair-ornaments, and the half of a round gold box shared with the Emperor as an emblem of conjugal unity, had gone; the only trace of the dead beauty was the scent-bag in which she had kept her treasures.

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  • Cant. 1: 13 is rather a "bag" of myrrh or a scent-bag.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • And they could not but admire the young men, who did not care for politics or any business beyond the chances of the stock exchange, but who expended an immense amount of energy in the dangerous polo contests, in riding at fences after the scent-bag, in driving tandems and four-in-hands, and yet had time to dress in the cut and shade demanded by every changing hour.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • With the exception of a plinth, also in ivory, admirably inlaid with mother-of-pearl, the bed was entirely covered with white satin, wadded and quilted like an immense scent-bag.

    The Wandering Jew — Volume 07

  • For one thing, you're awful short of dishes and bedding, and you can't ever have no company -- unless, "she added, with withering sarcasm," you give 'em little vases to drink out of, and put 'em to bed under a picture-drape, with a pin-cushion or a scent-bag for a piller. "

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