Gladstone bag


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Gladstone bag

n.
A piece of hand luggage traditionally having a hinged frame and opening into two compartments.

[After William Ewart Gladstone.]
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Gladstone bag

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a piece of hand luggage consisting of two equal-sized hinged compartments
[C19: named after W. E. Gladstone]
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Glad′stone bag`


n.
a small rectangular suitcase hinged to open into two compartments of equal size.
[1880–85; after W.E. Gladstone]
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Noun1.Gladstone bag - a large travelling bag made of stiff leatherGladstone bag - a large travelling bag made of stiff leather
suitcase, traveling bag, travelling bag, grip, bag - a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes; "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"
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"I have just been there, and I have taken it out, and I have got it in this Gladstone bag. Come on, my boy, and we shall see whether it will not fit the lock."
"I had an idea that he might, and I took the liberty of bringing the tools with me." He opened the Gladstone bag as he spoke, and took out, to my astonishment, a very large bath-sponge.
"Here!" said Mr Verloc, giving a slight kick to the gladstone bag on the floor; and Stevie flung himself upon it, seized it, bore it off with triumphant devotion.
Four times British prime minister, he is remembered not only for politics but for the Gladstone bag and the Gladstone collar.
Four times British prime minister, who lived at Hawarden, he is remembered not only for politics but for the Gladstone bag and the Gladstone collar.
"I have been told there was no one else better than Dad in the whole of England at making a Gladstone bag."
Buy online at www.bouf.com If you are planning on a New Year pick-me-up of a weekend break, this classic Gladstone bag from Celtic Sheepskin will ensure you travel in style.
He will be only the second Chancellor since 1860 not to carry the traditional Gladstone bag.
Four-time British prime minister who lived at his wife Catherine Glynne's ancestral home of Hawarden Castle in North Wales, he is remembered not only for politics but for the Gladstone bag and the Gladstone collar.
It may not have had the drama of Westminster - no glass of whisky or Gladstone bag - but it's better than previous years' manner of putting it on the website and giving a press conference.
In the first episode, he was like a village doctor carrying a Gladstone bag. I remember advising Barnaby on his diet.