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"I'll pack away my own clo'es to-morrer," said Lucy Ann to herself.

The more you pack away, the more she thinks you like her cooking.

I still ask you to help me rent the house and pack away the things.

I have had it too—that wonderful sensation we pack away into two dry words and label 'intellectual stimulus.'

Do not pack away a tent when it is damp if you can possibly avoid it, as it will mildew and decay in a few days of warm weather.

"You mean the kind that they pack away in the garret with broken chairs and old chromos," suggested Emma.

With this thought in her mind, she eagerly helped Nora to collect and pack away every trace of her ever having lived here.

Mix all together and run through the grinder again, dry and pack away.

It was heavy, though not large, and an awkward thing to pack away among linen in a small valise.

The housekeeper must therefore, carefully brush and pack away all woolen things before the moths arrive.

WORD ORIGIN

"bundle," early 13c., probably from a Low German word (cf. Middle Dutch pac, pack "bundle," Middle Low German pak, Middle Flemish pac, attested from late 12c.), originally a term of wool traders in Flanders; or possibly from Old Norse pakki. All are of unknown origin.

Italian pacco is a Dutch loan word; French pacque probably is from Flemish. Meaning "set of persons" (usually of a low character) is c.1300, older than sense of "group of hunting animals" (early 15c.). Extended to collective sets of playing cards (1590s), floating ice (1791), cigarettes (1924), and submarines (1943). Meaning "knapsack on a frame" is attested from 1916. Pack of lies first attested 1763.

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