black bag


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black bag

n.
1. A bag in which physicians traditionally carry instruments and a stock of drugs, as on a house call.
2. A physician's stock of drugs.
References in classic literature ?
Pengarth very warm from his ride, carrying his hat and a small black bag in his hand.
Before one squall has flown over to sink in the eastern board, the edge of another peeps up already above the western horizon, racing up swift, shapeless, like a black bag full of frozen water ready to burst over your devoted head.
The young man, who had filled his box and also a black bag, was ready to go.
Van Helsing, instead of his little black bag, had with him a long leather one, something like a cricketing bag.
But let these dear rogues go to bed; and as no house in England but this must hold you, tell me where to send for your luggage (is the old black bag among it, that went so far, I wonder
She laughed over it and jeered at it in a convenient corner (to the great astonishment of the messenger) while the old man got his few goods together in a black bag.
Then you can save yourself the trouble," rejoined the secretary, as he dived under the octagonal table, and came up with a small black bag that I knew at a glance.
The sham chaplain came into our cells to exhort us, carrying a black bag, supposed to be full of tracts, and so often did he come that by the third day we had each stowed away at the foot of our beds a file, a brace of pistols, a pound of powder, and twenty slugs.
All he could do for Miss de Barral personally was to go downstairs and put her into the fly himself, while Miss de Barral's nearest relation, having been shouldered out of the way, stood by, with an umbrella and a little black bag, watching this proceeding with grim amusement, as it seemed.
And there was time for nothing more, the door flying open, and a dapper person entering with a bow; a frock-coat on his back, gold pince-nez on his nose; a shiny hat in one hand, and a black bag in the other.
And as the year draws to a close, the eco warrior has completed his mission and will finally be putting out the single black bag for the bin men to collect in the first week of 2013.
I say my tailored navy suit, crisp white shirt, matching black bag, shoes and belt are the uniform of a true fashion rebel.