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Haversack

Strictly speaking is a bag to carry oats in. (See Haver-Cakes.) It now means a soldier's ration-bag slung from the shoulder; a gunner's leather-case for carrying charges.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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