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nose bag

  1. feed bag(def 1).
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Origin of nose bag

First recorded in 1790–1800
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Examples from the Web for nosebag

Historical Examples

  • Nothing; not a nosebag nor a bicycle has been left to chance.

    Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2

    Ian Hamilton

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for nosebag


  1. a bag, fastened around the head of a horse and covering the nose, in which feed is placed
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