• WordNet 3.6
    • n workbag container for holding implements and materials for work (especially for sewing)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Workbag A bag for holding implements or materials for work; especially, a reticule, or bag for holding needlework, and the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n workbag A small bag of some textile material, formerly carried by women, and used to contain their needlework. The term was often used for the reticule.
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In literature:

Prince Hippolyte, having brought the workbag, joined the circle and moving a chair close to hers seated himself beside her.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
She turned away, and began fidgeting with Lucy's workbag.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
That, and a workbag.
"Christopher and Columbus" by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
Bundle gathered up her skirts, and her worsted workbag, and clambered into the coach.
"A Flat Iron for a Farthing" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
So she took her workbag off the bed, and brought out her crochet.
"Good Old Anna" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
White satin workbag embroidered in fine tracery of vines.
"The Development of Embroidery in America" by Candace Wheeler
A shirred silk workbag hung at her side, and she carried a tiny parasol.
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
You have, I perceive, a pair of scissors in your workbag.
"Railway Adventures and Anecdotes extending over more than fifty years" by Various

In news:

Look for the work of locals Sherry Stein, who sews sturdy canvas workbags, and Yuki Murata, creator of minimalist tableware.