The ditty bag included needles and needfuls, love-tokens, jewels, &c.
The salve which he produced from his ditty bag was home-made, for his mother knew all about medicinal herbs and their values.
But I am thankful they left me my ditty bag; and I have my knife too, you remember.
Each takes a new pair out of his ditty bag and strings it to the foot last of his hammock.
He secured the drawstring of the ditty bag to the end of the fishing line and inched forward again.
I remember that they had one ditty bag between them, and they had a woman's thimble in it.
The pack should contain a ditty bag with a simple footwear repair outfit.
There were some tri-dimensional color slides in the ditty bag hanging by his bunk.
A “ditty bag” should be made of some tough strong material, such as fustian, velveteen, or canvas.
1850s nautical slang, perhaps from British naval phrase commodity bag.
A small bag for one's personal belongings, usually exclusive of clothing
[1850s+ Nautical; origin uncertain; perhaps short for commodity, fr the earlier British naval term commodity box, which became ditty box]