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Bag-man (A)

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A commercial traveller, who carries a bag with specimens to show to those whose custom he solicits. In former times commercial travellers used to ride a horse with saddle-bags sometimes so large as almost to conceal the rider.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Badger (To)
Badinage
Badinguet
Badingueux
Badminton
Baffle
Bag
Bag (To)
Bags
Bag-man (A)
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Bagatelle (A)
Baguette dArmide (La)
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