Cloak bag
Cloak Cloak (kl[=o]k; 110), n. [Of. cloque cloak (from the bell-like shape), bell, F. cloche bell; perh. of Celtic origin and the same word as E. clock. See 1st {Clock}.] 1. A loose outer garment, extending from the neck downwards, and commonly without sleeves. It is longer than a cape, and is worn both by men and by women. [1913 Webster]

2. That which conceals; a disguise or pretext; an excuse; a fair pretense; a mask; a cover. [1913 Webster]

No man is esteemed any ways considerable for policy who wears religion otherwise than as a cloak. --South. [1913 Webster]

{Cloak bag}, a bag in which a cloak or other clothes are carried; a portmanteau. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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