from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A bag containing fire-making implements such as are used by Indians.
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From the "fire-bag" hanging from his waist he produced a red-clay bowl such as the natives use, and a bundle of new reed stems.
The Huntress Hulbert Footner 1911
Beside the fire a post stripped of its bark is erected, and on it a fire-bag containing tobacco for the use of all hands is hung.
The Drama of the Forests Romance and Adventure Arthur Henry Howard Heming 1905
As soon as the old man left the tipi, the son replaced the knife and other articles in his father's fire-bag.
No hunter in those days travelled without a fire-bag containing flints, steel, and tinder; and, through all vicissitudes, Donald had retained the one that he had appropriated, together with his Indian costume, in the Wyandot camp.
At War with Pontiac The Totem of the Bear Kirk Munroe 1890
The loon was skinned by one of the Indian men, and subsequently was tanned in native fashion, and a beautiful fire-bag was made from it of which in after years Sam was very proud.
Three Boys in the Wild North Land Egerton Ryerson Young 1874
Descending to a part of the interior which was rather dark -- for the boy was aware that his deeds were evil -- he sat down on a locker and opened his fire-bag.
She drew therefrom a fire-bag, richly ornamented with beads, such as Indian chiefs and braves are wont to carry under their belts.
Doocheek watched his opportunity and secured the fire-bag which contained the smoking implements.
"Is my fire-bag behind you, Adolay?" he asked in a low voice.
As he spoke he opened the fire-bag which Adolay had given him and took out of it the clay pipe, tobacco, and materials for producing fire.