Medicine-bag

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Medicine-bag a Red Indian's receptacle for charms
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. medicinamedicus.

Usage

In literature:

Then the Doctor tripped over his medicine-bag and fell down in the mud, and the Captain thought he would surely catch him this time.
"The Story of Doctor Dolittle" by Hugh Lofting
Then go on to the palace and get my medicine-bag.
"The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle" by Hugh Lofting
Also, I gave her the bag of medicine, telling her to thrust it into the doorway of the hut, that it might bring a blessing upon my House.
"Child of Storm" by H. Rider Haggard
Indaba-zimbi had his medicine bag and an assegai.
"Allan's Wife" by H. Rider Haggard
It was the signal of the younger Poignot, who came bringing an arm-chair for the sick man, the abbe's box of medicine, and a bag of books.
"The Honor of the Name" by Emile Gaboriau
I now fell heir to the great medicine bag of my forefathers, which had belonged to my father.
"Autobiography of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk" by Black Hawk
Nukewis wished to go back after her father's Medicine bag, and being a woman she did not wish to go to my mother without her dower.
"The Trail Book" by Mary Austin
Each medicine was in an attractive little particolored woolen bag.
"Inca Land" by Hiram Bingham
Rudolph and Kitty looked with awe upon many of the rare medicine-bags of the tribe, though they were never on any account allowed to touch them.
"Po-No-Kah" by Mary Mapes Dodge
Yan did not know that he had stumbled on a secret of the Indian medicine bag.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
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In news:

TRADITIONAL MEDICINALS GINGER YERBA MATÉ $4.79 for 16 tea bags, www.traditionalmedicinals.com.
Medicine has come a long way from the early 19th century, when the stethoscope was the most technologically advanced tool in a doctor's bag.
A one-ounce bag of medicinal marijuana is displayed at the Berkeley Patients Group March 25, 2010 in Berkeley, California.
Some pharmacists will be happy to offer a free "brown bag" medicine check-up.
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