The sacking of Gotham is depicted largely in the form of a burlesque kangaroo court straight out of Terry Gilliam.
Arthur De Vany reports on how carb-laden snacks are sacking Americans' testosterone levels.
The sacking of Bo Xilai is a pre-emptive move to ensure that the liberal line prevails in China, not the statist model.
I had time to see everything about her—her sacking apron, her clumsy clogs, her arms reddened by the cold.
But time will remember him most vividly for coining the term “sack,” as in “sacking the quarterback,” which he did a lot.
Whatever it was, it seemed to be done up in sacking, for a bit stuck out at the corner where the wind struck keen.
I would not for the sacking of London go through with it again.'
Ropes and sacking are manufactured from its disintegrated bark.
The sacking with which he was covered, and his legs, were thickly covered with snow.
And you needn't be so coy about the matter; surely to God you never learned modesty at your trade of sacking towns.
"large bag," Old English sacc (West Saxon), sec (Mercian), sæc (Old Kentish) "large cloth bag," also "sackcloth," from Proto-Germanic *sakkiz (cf. Middle Dutch sak, Old High German sac, Old Norse sekkr, but Gothic sakkus probably is directly from Greek), an early borrowing from Latin saccus (also source of Old French sac, Spanish saco, Italian sacco), from Greek sakkos, from Semitic (cf. Hebrew saq "sack").
The wide spread of the word is probably due to the Biblical story of Joseph, in which a sack of corn figures (Gen. xliv). Baseball slang sense of "a base" is attested from 1913. Slang meaning "bunk, bed" is from 1825, originally nautical. The verb meaning "go to bed" is recorded from 1946. Sack race attested from 1805.
"a dismissal from work," 1825, from sack (n.1), perhaps from the notion of the worker going off with his tools in a bag; the original formula was to give (someone) the sack. It is attested earlier in French (on luy a donné son sac, 17c.) and Dutch (iemand de zak geven).
"plunder; act of plundering, the plundering of a city or town after storming and capture," 1540s, from French sac "pillage, plunder," from Italian sacco (see sack (v.1)).
"sherry," 1530s, alteration of French vin sec "dry wine," from Latin siccus "dry" (see siccative).
"to plunder," 1540s, from Middle French sac, in the phrase mettre à sac "put it in a bag," a military leader's command to his troops to plunder a city (parallel to Italian sacco, with the same range of meaning), from Vulgar Latin *saccare "to plunder," originally "to put plundered things into a sack," from Latin saccus "bag" (see sack (n.1)). The notion is probably of putting booty in a bag.
"put in a bag," late 14c., from sack (n.1). Related: Sacked; sacking.
"dismiss from work," 1841, from sack (n.2). Related: Sacked; sacking.
: sack duty
[verb sense probably fr the notion of giving a discharged person a traveling bag or sack, since the earliest expression was get the sack]
To tackle the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage (1969+ Football)
[fr sack, ''to assault and pillage'']