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This was good news; so after dinner we packed up and went over to the water.

This very snow-storm, which has spoiled my skating, was packed up there.

They packed up their tent and other stuff and shipped it to Lockport.

Thereupon they packed up their belongings and went with him.

I can give your honor some bread, but all the wine is packed up and gone.

Forbes packed up his belongings an hour later and left the scene.

After a week I went back to Cassel, packed up and went south to Amiens.

They packed up their former disguises, which might come in useful again.

There were half a dozen of the 'little Bethlehems' left whom they packed up in a cab.

"I brought some of my dolls with me, but they're packed up," she added.

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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