brown bag


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brown bag

n
a bag made of brown paper, often used for carrying a packed lunch or alcohol
vb (intr) , -bags, -bagging or -bagged
1. to take a packed lunch in a brown bag
2. to carry alcohol in a brown bag
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When I mounted to my seat again, I observed a new parcel lying on the coach roof, which I took to be a rather large fiddle in a brown bag. In the course of a few miles, however, I discovered that it had a glazed cap at one end and a pair of muddy shoes at the other and further observation demonstrated it to be a small boy in a snuff-coloured coat, with his arms quite pinioned to his sides, by deep forcing into his pockets.
The body of a woman suspected to have been murdered was found in a brown bag in a drain at Persiaran Kuala Selangor, Section 27, here early this morning.
The Naperville Public Library offers "Brown Bag Lecture: Elizabeth Cady Stanton" from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
The answer is a combination of the brown bag strategy along with its practitioners having outwitted their target while he was asleep.
[USA], Apr 26 (ANI): The Central Investigation Agency (CIA) on Thursday launched its official Instagram account featuring an officer's desk with a wig tossed on the chair, a black notebook and a brown bag that says, "TOP SECRET PULP." The caption reads: "I spy with my little eye .
This she paired with a contrasting pair of black pants, black boots, black newsboy cap and a brown bag.
Posting an image to Instagram of her holding a brown bag with garden gloves on she wrote: "PLOGGING.
At MICHELLE'S BROWN BAG CAFE, the ambiance is super casual and you can get a breakfast egg sandwich all day--your choice of a wrap, bagel or toast.
Grey trench coat, PS79 @ Topshop, brown bag, PS10 @ Primark GIRLY girls will love this pretty pastel pink combo.
Krista Lucchesi, director of the Mercy Brown Bag program, stands outside the program's new food truck April 4 at Oakland's Mercy Retirement and Care Center in California.
It's the simplest, plainest object imaginable, and one whose utility is exceeded only by its epochal status: the Big Brown Bag.
As a member of the college's Best Practices in Education Committee, she leads the midweek Best Practices Brown Bag lunch meeting.