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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Clokbag, Clock(e)bag, n. [e.m.E. cloke bagge (1552): cf. Clok n.1] A travelling-bag for holding a cloak; a portmanteau. 1632 Edinb. Test. LVI. 23.
Tuentie twa greit & small clokbages of ledder
1657 Balfour Ann. IV. 22.
These letters were found in Sybalds clocke bage
1663 Household Bks. Arch. Sharp 3 b.
For Williame Bruce chairgis attending the clokbagis
1688 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. XIII. 292.
Being called to attend the deceist Williame Rosse clockbag
1692 Foulis Acc. Bk. 146.
To the hyer of 2 horses to the north ferrie from Bruntiland with Cristie and a clock bag

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