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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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Examples from the Web for sugar bag

Historical Examples

  • That's the tea-bag, and that's the sugar-bag, and that's the flour-bag.

    While the Billy Boils

    Henry Lawson

  • In his hand he had a pipe five feet long, but on his head he had a sugar-bag.

    Missing Friends

    Thorvald Weitemeyer

  • Mitchell's mate sighed, and shifted the sugar-bag over towards Mitchell.

    On the Track

    Henry Lawson

  • 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.