sugar bag


noun
  1. Australian and NZ a small hessian bag occasionally still used, esp in rural areas, as a rough-and-ready measure for dry goods

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How to use sugar bag in a sentence

  • He wears a very new-fashioned cap like a stiff sugar-bag, with the top lopping over.

    English Costume | Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • The p. 300nest, or “sugar-bag,” as the bushmen call it, is generally made in a hollow tree.

    Some Heroes of Travel | W. H. Davenport Adams
  • Each man feels for the mouth of his sugar-bag with one hand while he keeps the bearings of his pot with the other.

    While the Billy Boils | Henry Lawson
  • This they had acquired by the custom on coming into camp, of going out with the boys opossum and "sugar bag" hunting.

    The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine | Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
  • That's the tea-bag, and that's the sugar-bag, and that's the flour-bag.

    While the Billy Boils | Henry Lawson