Definition of Gladstone bag

1. Noun. A large travelling bag made of stiff leather.

Exact synonyms: Gladstone, Portmanteau
Generic synonyms: Bag, Grip, Suitcase, Traveling Bag, Travelling Bag

Definition of Gladstone bag

1. Noun. (dated) An early hinged bag, a precursor of the modern briefcase. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gladstone Bag

Giulio Natta
Giuseppe Balsamo
Giuseppe Garibaldi
Giuseppe Mazzini
Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto
Giuseppe Verdi
Glacial epoch
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Gladys Smith
Glagolitic alphabet
Glamorgan sausage

Literary usage of Gladstone bag

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1. Pony Tracks by Frederic Remington (1895)
"... her leg broken, and her side eaten into; and there were Bruin's big telltale footprints, rivalling in size a gladstone bag, as he had made his way down ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1907)
""He won't go on looking for his gladstone bag for ever," added Talbot, ... Against the idea, however, was to be set his missing gladstone bag. ..."

3. Macmillan's Magazine by John Morley, Mowbray Morris, David Masson, George Grove (1906)
"You haven't got a gladstone bag," said Talbot with a ring of conviction in his tones. ... Has he got a gladstone bag ?" Majendie enquired of William. ..."

4. The Legal News by James Kirby (1886)
"In my opinion there was no evidence that the porter took charge of this Gladstone bag on behalf of the company. L Now it is most important in this case to ..."

5. The Law Reports. Queen's Bench Division by Railway and Canal Commission, Court of Appeal, Great Britain, Criminal Division, Court for Crown Cases Reserved (1886)
"I told him I wished GREAT ^e gladstone bag to be put in the train, and I asked him if it WESTERS would be safe to leave it with him. ..."

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