from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large-sized game-cock.


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  • As for the main Sir Peter had meant to fight with his Flatbush birds, we tried a shake-bag, stags, which, though fairly matched and handled by past masters, billed and pecked and panted without a blow from wing or spur, till we understood that the heat had stunned them, and so gave up to wait for cooler sport.

    The Reckoning

  • Quin) against the best shake-bag of the whole main.’

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker


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