stout, coarse woven material of hemp, jute, or the like, chiefly for sacks.
- Also called sackcloth.
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How to use sacking in a sentence
The episode culminated in the disastrous sacking of Rome itself circa 410 AD.Goths: Germanic Warriors Who Exposed The Roman Empire | Dattatreya Mandal | September 4, 2022 | Realm of History
But time will remember him most vividly for coining the term “sack,” as in “sacking the quarterback,” which he did a lot.
You creep through sacking curtains and thick wooden doors which, when they are opened, let out fierce blasts of air.
I had time to see everything about her—her sacking apron, her clumsy clogs, her arms reddened by the cold.Orwell’s Lies: His Diaries Reveal Problems with the Truth | Jimmy So | August 19, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The sacking of Gotham is depicted largely in the form of a burlesque kangaroo court straight out of Terry Gilliam.‘Dark Knight Rises’: Christopher Nolan’s Masterpiece | Richard Rushfield | July 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The sacking of Bo Xilai is a pre-emptive move to ensure that the liberal line prevails in China, not the statist model.Bo Xilai’s Sacking Signals Showdown In China’s Communist Party | Rosemary Righter | March 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The bombardment having been announced for the 12th, they reckoned on a full day for burning and sacking the town.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
It is covered first with bass and then with sacking, made of Indian grass tied around with ratan.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Mr. Rundell found him swearing and raving in a great passion, sacking men and behaving like a maniac.The Underworld | James C. Welsh
Please send me some more pheasants or partridges cooked as before, and sewn up in sacking.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie | George Brenton Laurie
McAuliffe's nether garments were fashioned out of sacking originally used for packing liquor cases.Menotah | Ernest G. Henham
British Dictionary definitions for sacking
coarse cloth used for making sacks, woven from flax, hemp, jute, etc
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