Nose-bag, Nosebag

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 16 22:25:49 UTC 2000

On Mon, 10 Jan 2000 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>     No earlier citation (for this meaning) is on the Making of America
> database, which has:
> 1853--Henry Stephens's THE FARMER'S GUIDE...  "Nose-bag" meaning a feedbag
> for horses is on page 157.
> 1859--Elliot Storke's DOMESTIC AND RURAL AFFAIRS.  Uses "nosebag" on page 64
> and "nose-bag" on pages 29 and 44.
> 1861--Henry Lee Scott's MILITARY DICTIONARY.  "Nose-bag" is used on two pages.

Note that the OED has _nosebag_ back to 1796.

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