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Gladstone bag

noun
1.
a small rectangular suitcase hinged to open into two compartments of equal size.
Also called Gladstone.
Origin of Gladstone bag
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; after W.E. Gladstone
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  • Now he was sure that she had been searching for the Gladstone bag.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • I have just been there, and I have taken it out, and I have got it in this Gladstone bag.

  • I packed it in a Gladstone bag, and took it to London with me.

    The Pagan's Cup Fergus Hume
  • That it was not more ornamental than a Gladstone bag did not trouble him.

    Notwithstanding Mary Cholmondeley
  • He brought his Gladstone bag with him, but did not stay over night.

    My Lady Nicotine J. M. Barrie
  • His daughter handed him a soft hat and a Gladstone bag, and he was transformed before her eyes into a commercial traveller.

  • Then I caught sight of a trunk and a Gladstone bag beneath one bunk, and another trunk beneath that opposite.

  • Yet he was not at all at ease; his uneasy conscience invested the Gladstone bag with a magnetic attraction for the public eye.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • Kirkwood took the case containing the Gladstone bag in one hand, the girl's valise in the other, and followed.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • Kirkwood bent forward and patted the flank of the satchel that held the Gladstone bag.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
British Dictionary definitions for Gladstone bag

Gladstone bag

noun
1.
a piece of hand luggage consisting of two equal-sized hinged compartments
Word Origin
C19: named after W. E. Gladstone
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