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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Sack Race (A).
A village sport in which each runner is tied up to the neck in a sack. In some cases the candidates have to make short leaps, in other cases they are at liberty to run as well as the limits of the sack will allow them.   1


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