Origin of nose bag
First recorded in 1790–1800
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Examples from the Web for nose bag
You take all the corn you can get and put it in your nose-bag.Aladdin of London
Sir Max Pemberton
To put on the nose-bag is to eat hurriedly, or to eat while continuing at work.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
He could talk the bottom out of a nose-bag, or put a clock to sleep.John Ermine of the Yellowstone
He took a nose-bag from the wagon and hung it over the brown horse's head.
Put that in your—well, not exactly pipe and smoke it—say nose-bag and smell it!