sack englannista suomeksi
A bag; especially a large bag of strong, coarse material for storage and handling of various commodities, such as potatoes, coal, coffee; or, a bag with handles used at a supermarket, a grocery sack; or, a small bag for small items, a satchel.
The amount a sack holds; also, an archaic or historical measure of varying capacity, depending on commodity type and according to local usage; an old English measure of weight, usually of wool, equal to 13 stone (182 pounds), or in other sources, 26 stone (364 pounds).
''The American sack of salt is 215 pounds; the sack of wheat, two bushels.'' — McElrath.
1843, ''The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge'', Vol. 27, page 202
- Seven pounds make a clove, 2 cloves a stone, 2 stone a tod, 6 1/2 tods a wey, 2 weys a sack, 12 sacks a last. ... It is to be observed here that a sack is 13 tods, and a tod 28 pounds, so that the sack is 364 pounds.
Dismissal from employment, or discharge from a position, usually as give (someone) the sack or the sack. ''See verb sense5 below.''
(also sacque) A kind of loose-fitting gown or dress with sleeves which hangs from the shoulders, such as a gown with a Watteau back or gown|sack-back, fashionable in the late 17th to 18th century; or, formerly, a loose-fitting hip-length jacket, cloak or cape.
(RQ:Fielding Tom Jones)
*1780, (w), ''Journals & Letters'', Penguin 2001, p. 151:
- Her Dress, too, was of the same cast, a thin muslin short sacque and Coat lined throughout with Pink, – a ''modesty bit'' – and something of a ''very'' short cloak half concealed about half of her old wrinkled Neck ….
*1828, (w), ''Nollekens and His Times'', Century Hutchinson 1986, p. 13:
- This lady's interesting figure, on her wedding-day, was attired in a sacque and petticoat of the most expensive brocaded white silk, resembling net-work, enriched with small flowers (..).
A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending from top to bottom without a cross seam.
To put in a sack or sacks.
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To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders.
- It lyre was part of the spoils which he had taken when he sacked the city of Eetion (..)
1995, John Crumpacker and Gwen Knapp, "Sack-happy defensive line stuns Dolphins", SFGate.com, November 21,
- On third down, the rejuvenated Rickey Jackson stormed in over All-Pro left tackle Richmond Webb to sack Marino yet again for a 2-yard loss.
1999, "http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/9903/05/russia.berezovsky/ Russian media mogul dismisses Yeltsin's bid to sack him", CNN.com, March 5,
- (..) Boris Berezovsky on Friday dismissed President Boris Yeltsin's move to sack him from his post as executive secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States, (..)
(quote-song)|album=(w)|passage=Waste my time working for cowards and creeps / Oh I wish that they'd sack me and leave me to sleep
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''The New Sporting Magazine'' (volume 15, page 23)
- The vesper bell had rung its parting note; the domini were mostly caged in comfortable quarters, discussing the merits of old port; and the merry student had closed his oak, to consecrate the night to friendship, sack, and claret.
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1938, ''The Microscope'' (volumes 1-2, page 56)
- Sometimes fishes are born that have rudimentary yolk sacks. Such young are born prematurely.
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