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Had she earned them by lying on her back or had she bagged them somewhere?

Nobody has been bagged as yet, but the Clare folks are still hoping.

I think the President was as pleased as if we had bagged some big game.

Under no circumstances, however, should the clusters be bagged while in blossom.

“They are bagged,” said I, getting my face clear for a moment.

We stepped in, bagged 'em, and gave 'em back to the Duke of Burghley.

If I don't see you after we've bagged him I'd better charge him with housebreaking, I suppose?

And now, he said, this old fox was to be bagged and tied up.

“He undershot, yet as I was bending close to it he would have bagged me,” I said.

They had “bagged” their game, it was true, but in what manner?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, bagge, from Old Norse baggi or a similar Scandinavian source; not found in other Germanic languages, perhaps ultimately of Celtic origin. Disparaging slang for "woman" dates from 1924 (though various specialized senses of this are much older). Meaning "person's area of interest or expertise" is 1964, from Black English slang, from jazz sense of "category," probably via notion of putting something in a bag.

To be left holding the bag (and presumably nothing else), "cheated, swindled" is attested by 1793. Many figurative senses are from the notion of the game bag (late 15c.) into which the product of the hunt was placed; e.g. the verb meaning "to kill game" (1814) and its colloquial extension to "catch, seize, steal" (1818). To let the cat out of the bag "reveal the secret" is from 1760.

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