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a leather case suspended from a cavalryman's saddle
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C19: via French from German Säbeltasche sabre pocket
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  • Now, look here'—as he spoke he drew from his sabretache five bills for one hundred pounds each; 'you see I am similarly prepared.

    Jack Hinton Charles James Lever
  • Having finished, he locked his room and put the key in his sabretache.

  • Rostov also tried to rise but fell back, his sabretache having become entangled in the saddle.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • So the belt was taken off, sabretache and all, and the case opened to draw out that jacket.

    Draw Swords! George Manville Fenn
  • For there was the sabretache to examine and admire, with its ornate embossings and glittering embroidery.

    Draw Swords! George Manville Fenn
  • The yellow stripes down his legs and the sabre and sabretache were dazzling to Kettle, But an objection rose on the horizon.

    Betty at Fort Blizzard Molly Elliot Seawell
  • Denisov smiled, took out of his sabretache a handkerchief that diffused a smell of perfume, and put it to Nesvitski's nose.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Joseph, his valet, handed him his sabretache and saber, and they all went out into the vestibule.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy

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