A messenger bag (also called a courier bag) is a type of sack, usually made out of some kind of cloth (natural or synthetic), that is worn over one shoulder with a strap that winds around the chest resting the bag on the lower back. Messenger bags are often used by bicycle messengers, though they are now also an urban fashion icon. Some types of messenger bags are called carryalls. A smaller version is often called a sling bag.
Famous quotes containing the words bag and/or sling:
“Have you seen but a bright lily grow
Before rude hands have touchd it?
Have you markd but the fall of the snow
Before the soil hath smutchd it?
Have you felt the wool of the beaver,
Or swans down ever?
Or have smelt of the bud of the brier,
Or the nard in the fire?
Or have tasted the bag of the bee?
O so white, O so soft, O so sweet is she!”
—Ben Jonson (15721637)
“Then he took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones from the wadi, and put them in his shepherd s bag, in the pouch; his sling was in his hand, and he drew near to the Philistine.”
—Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 17:40.