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 Bag (To).Bag-man (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bags.
 
A slang word for trousers, which are the bags of the body. When the pattern was very staring and “loud,” they once were called howling-bags.   1
 


 Bag (To).Bag-man (A). 

 
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