sack


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sack \Sack\, n. [OE. sak, sek, AS. sacc, saecc, L. saccus, Gr.
   sa`kkos from Heb. sak; cf. F. sac, from the Latin. Cf. Sac,
   Satchel, Sack to plunder.]
   1. A bag for holding and carrying goods of any kind; a
      receptacle made of some kind of pliable material, as
      cloth, leather, and the like; a large pouch.
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   2. A measure of varying capacity, according to local usage
      and the substance. The American sack of salt is 215
      pounds; the sack of wheat, two bushels. --McElrath.
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   3. [Perhaps a different word.] Originally, a loosely hanging
      garment for women, worn like a cloak about the shoulders,
      and serving as a decorative appendage to the gown; now, an
      outer garment with sleeves, worn by women; as, a dressing
      sack. [Written also sacque.]
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   4. A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending
      from top to bottom without a cross seam.
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   5. (Biol.) See 2d Sac, 2.
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   Sack bearer (Zool.). See Basket worm, under Basket.

   Sack tree (Bot.), an East Indian tree ({Antiaris
      saccidora}) which is cut into lengths, and made into sacks
      by turning the bark inside out, and leaving a slice of the
      wood for a bottom.

   To give the sack to or get the sack, to discharge, or be
      discharged, from employment; to jilt, or be jilted.
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   To hit the sack, to go to bed. [Slang]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sack \Sack\ (s[a^]k), n. [OE. seck, F. sec dry (cf. Sp. seco,
   It. secco), from L. siccus dry, harsh; perhaps akin to Gr.
   'ischno`s, Skr. sikata sand, Ir. sesc dry, W. hysp. Cf.
   Desiccate.]
   A name formerly given to various dry Spanish wines. "Sherris
   sack." --Shak.
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   Sack posset, a posset made of sack, and some other
      ingredients.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sack \Sack\, n. [F. sac plunder, pillage, originally, a pack,
   packet, booty packed up, fr. L. saccus. See Sack a bag.]
   The pillage or plunder, as of a town or city; the storm and
   plunder of a town; devastation; ravage.
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         The town was stormed, and delivered up to sack, -- by
         which phrase is to be understood the perpetration of
         all those outrages which the ruthless code of war
         allowed, in that age, on the persons and property of
         the defenseless inhabitants, without regard to sex or
         age.                                     --Prescott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sack \Sack\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sacked; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Sacking.] [See Sack pillage.]
   To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to
   ravage.
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         The Romans lay under the apprehensions of seeing their
         city sacked by a barbarous enemy.        --Addison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sack \Sack\, v. t.
   1. To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn.
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            Bolsters sacked in cloth, blue and crimson. --L.
                                                  Wallace.
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   2. To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders.
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