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1. any of various measures of quantity, such as a bag containing 1 hundredweight of coal
2. any pouch or sac forming part of the body of an animal, esp the udder of a cow
3. Hunting the quantity of quarry taken in a single hunting trip or by a single hunter
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What does it mean when you dream about a bag?

Bags can carry connotations of secrecy, particularly sexual secrets (bags can symbolize wombs). Placing something in a bag or similar receptacle may represent something unpleasant we wish to avoid, so a bag dream could indicate the repression of awareness. Bags can also hold gifts and nourishment (grocery bags), and represent our hopes, wishes and plans. The key to determining which of these meanings apply is the emotional tenor of the dream. (See also Basket, Sack).

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A flexible cover used in bag molding.
A container made of paper, plastic, or cloth without rigid walls to transport or store material.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bag, sack

A quantity of portland cement: 94 lb in the United States, 87.5 lb in Canada, 112 lb (50.8 kg) in the United Kingdom, and 50 kg in most countries using the metric system.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"She was a bag of bones when we found her and her nails were long and gnarled.
A couple of years ago we found a bag of bones off Abu Dhabi and contacted the CID who investigated but we never heard any more about it.
Speaking at Bath police station, Mr Hall, 65, an ex-chairman of football club Bath City, said he needed to know how his "vibrant" daughter became a "bag of bones".
A workman found a bag of bones as he was clearing an area of the M5 slip road at junction 14, north of Bristol.
He added: "It was like hugging a bag of bones. He looked like he wasn't taking very good care of himself at all.
Plagued with fleas, he had virtually no coat and was just a bag of bones weighing less than five pounds.
All the gods you've known have vanished and left you an old bag of bones. Life's over; there are still lyric moments, but you've already begun to eroticize the end.
The featured work will be "The Bremen Town Musicians" - a musical fable in which the donkey (Richard Meyn) plays the bass, the cat (Blayne Barnes) the violin, the rooster (George Recker) the trumpet and the dog (Tim Cogswell) "a bag of bones" or marimba.
If the guess is correct, the Seekers win two toothpicks and the bag of bones. The teams switch roles and play a new round; that is, return to step 3.
POLICE confirmed last night that a bag of bones that was discovered at a building site belonged to an animal and not a human.
The bench had creaked as she'd sat down - Tommy had joked about that later on, how could the bench have protested under her weight, and her a bag of bones? - and by the time she'd got up from the table again, her stomach still warm from the cawl, it was understood that he would take her on a tour of the farm, although she'd been there many times to collect eggs while he'd been away at sea.