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Sack (noun 1)

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Sack. n.s. [,שק Hebrew; σάκκος; saccus, Latin; sæc, Sax. It is observable of this word, that it is found in all languages, and it is therefore conceived to be antediluvian.]

  1. A bag; a pouch; commonly a large bag.

    Our sacks shall be a mean to sack the city,
    And we be lords and rulers over Roan.
    Shak. Henry VI.

    Vastius caused the authors of that mutiny to be thrust into sacks, and in the sight of the fleet cast into the sea. Knolles.

  2. The measure of three bushels.

  3. A woman's loose robe.

Sources: Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 1 (48) · Knolles, Richard (44)

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