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nose bag

feed bag (def 1).
Origin of nose bag
First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Nothing; not a nosebag nor a bicycle has been left to chance.

  • I want the practical Englishman to settle his muzzle in a nosebag of ideas.

  • After supper he hobbled Grasshopper and took off the nosebag.

    Bransford of Rainbow Range

    Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • He drove into the yard, partly unharnessed, and put on its nosebag.

    Ditte: Girl Alive! Martin Andersen Nexo
  • The officers had brought a halter and a nosebag full of corn.

  • All this came to pass in due course, and the horse, deprived of his nosebag, returned to his professional obligations.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • Following her came the man who keeps his horse standing all day with its nose in a nosebag.

  • Mrs. nosebag addressed him with something which, if not an oath, sounded very like one, and commanded him to attend to his duty.

    Waverley Sir Walter Scott
  • They had been drawing a heavy load, and were quietly enjoying their feed, each from the nosebag dangling at his head.

  • So Harriet stopped and picked up the nosebag and fixed it nicely on the horse's nose.

    Sunny Boy in the Big City Ramy Allison White
British Dictionary definitions for nosebag


a bag, fastened around the head of a horse and covering the nose, in which feed is placed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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