dilly bag


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dilly bag

n
Austral a small bag, esp one made of plaited grass, etc, often used for carrying food. Sometimes shortened to: dilly
[from native Australian dilly small bag or basket]
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In the course of an enraged, drunken feud with his brothers, Bangana had deliberately destroyed a sacred clan dilly bag. This sacrilege earned him several months' exile in Darwin, and even after his negotiated return to the community, his position was uneasy.
Farrelly writes from Australia and some of the references need a moment's reflection: watch out for 'Paddington' and 'King's Cross', which are not what the British reader might expect, not to mention 'dilly bags' and such like.