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Bagging

The process of placing bulk mail into a large sack for delivery to the post office. Bagging has become less common as mailers increasingly use wooden planks capable of holding 2,000 pounds at a time.
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He was a very tired, hungry, and thirsty lion when night overtook them; but there was to be no food for him that day or the next--Tarzan did not dare risk removing the head bag, though he did cut another hole which permitted Numa to quench his thirst shortly after dark.
Before the lion could know that a part of his formidable armament was again released for action, Tarzan had cut the rope from his neck and the head bag from his face, and grabbing the lion from the rear had thrust him partially into the mouth of the tunnel.
On the eighth night a fearful storm of wind and rain came on while the Herd-boy was on his way to bring the beautiful girl another bag of gold.
There were jam pots and paper bags, and mountains of chopped grass from the mowing machine
So we agreed to this," went on Much, "and spread a cloak down, and he opened his bag and shook it thereon.
I beg your pardon, my friend, but why then are you wearing that cotton bag over your ears?
The search was made, and it ended--in William Dane's finding the well-known bag, empty, tucked behind the chest of drawers in Silas's chamber
Grewgious helped her to get her hat on again, and hung upon his arm the very little bag that was of no earthly use, and led her by the hand (with a certain stately awkwardness, as if he were going to walk a minuet) across Holborn, and into Furnival's Inn.
Well, then, what's to hender its bag from turning, too?
Peter Magnus, when the striped bag, and the red bag, and the brown-paper parcel, and the leather hat-box, had all been deposited in the passage.
The only person in sight was an elderly woman, sitting in a wagon with mail bags piled around her.
Hold on a minute, my servant 'll he'p you with them bags.