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feed bag

or feedbag

Also called nose bag. a bag for feeding horses, placed before the mouth and fastened around the head with straps.
put on the feed bag, Slang. to have a meal; eat:
When his friends put on the feed bag, they finish everything in sight.
Origin of feed bag
1830-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He picked it up and dropped it into the feed-bag he had swung at his side.

    Excuse Me! Rupert Hughes
  • He used to bring me candy from town, hidden in his feed-bag.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • And her mother declared such sewing was hardly good enough for a feed-bag.

    A Little Girl of Long Ago Amanda Millie Douglas
  • "I wish it off," the villain laughed, and it joined the growing heap in the feed-bag.

    Excuse Me! Rupert Hughes
  • Steve recrossed to the door and began to unfasten the feed-bag from Ragtime's nose.

  • The prince called the guardian, and said to him, "Fill the feed-bag of his mule."

    Moorish Literature Anonymous
  • Sidi Adjille answered, "I ask of you only one thing, that is, to fill with wheat the feed-bag of my mule."

    Moorish Literature Anonymous
  • It was he now who rushed into the street to pick up a horse's feed-bag and restore it to its place.

    Edgar Saltus: The Man Marie Saltus
  • This done, Mike drove to Mr. Pembroke's and hitched his horse at the gate, with its nose in a feed-bag.

    The Mission of Poubalov Frederick R. (Frederick Russell) Burton
  • That old white horse was tied to the hitching-post in front of Trennery's Grocery Store, with his nose deep in a feed-bag.

    Half-Past Seven Stories Robert Gordon Anderson

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