from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A meal-bag; a bag carried by beggars to hold the meal received in charity.


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  • May the mouse ne'er leave our meal-pock wi 'the tear in its e'e.

    Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character Ramsay, Edward B 1874

  • The same moment the incubus of Grizzle's meal-pock was lifted from his bosom.

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock George MacDonald 1864

  • Sairy be your meal-pock, and aye your nieve i 'the neuk o't.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop 1836

  • Blame, gien there be ony, I hae my share o '; but praise, gien there be ony, she has't a'; for, that the warst michtna come to the warst, at the last she tuik the meal-pock, "said Aggie, and burst into tears as she said it," an 'gaed oot wi' 't. "

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock George MacDonald 1864

  • Benjie going from door to door with a meal-pock on his back. "

    The Recreations of a Country Parson Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd 1862


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  • He's glad that you fill up his meal-pock
    But spare him your flattering sweet talk.
    He'll not be your friend
    So don't condescend
    To a pauper as proud as a peacock.

    October 23, 2016