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  • n  a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
  • n  an enclosed space
  • n  the quantity contained in a sack
  • n  any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry)
  • n  a woman's full loose hiplength jacket
  • n  a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily
  • n  a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
  • n  the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter
    the sack of Rome
  • n  the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
  • v  plunder (a town) after capture
    the barbarians sacked Rome
  • v  terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
  • v  make as a net profit
  • v  put in a sack
    The grocer sacked the onions

  • The inner sack fits snugly against the heart.
  • Less shapely women find they look even sadder in a sack.
  • From Manhattan's cluttered Seventh Avenue, hub of the $5 billion women's garment industry, came a pronouncement last week: the sack is dead, and the chemise is so changed it will.
News & Articles

    Panthers DE Hardy has lofty sack goal
    June 14, 2013 - The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports
  • UPDATE: Police say 4 dead in murder-suicide in St. Louis
    Police Capt. Michael Sack said the shooting happened Thursday afternoon in a building that houses multiple businesses. Read more
    June 13, 2013 - Columbia Missourian
  • Topanga Days: Free-Spirited Fun and Games
    Sack Races, Bat Spinning and Bucket Fill Relays are not for the faint of heart. Especially at Topanga Days. “Maybe 20 spins was too many,” said emcee Billy Portman as competitors zigzagged off-course and collapsed in the dirt.
    June 13, 2013 - Topanga Messenger

  • John Prescott in Reuters India
    With Tony, when he was moaning on about Gordon's behaviour, I'd say 'Sack him. Find a new chancellor is that's how you really feel'. But neither would take the final step,Prescott said.
  • Helena Bonham Carter in Guardian Unlimited
    At first they thought, `Oh, we'll just put her in a sack,' Bonham Carter said. "But I said, `There's no way I'm going to wear a sack. I've got to be a sexy witch."
  • Sam Allardyce in WalesOnline
    Allardyce, who signed the Liverpudlian from City last summer before leaving St James' Park in January, told the News of the World: "If Newcastle sack Joey it will be another punishment and defeat the objective of him trying to put things right and...

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