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The station-master was standing on the platform, superintending the removal of a trunk.

When you pack your wardrobes put a few spring-beds in your trunk.

"You'd better be packing your trunk," the Inspector rumbled.

I could see the tip of One-Tusk's trunk go up with a start every time he winded it.

We'll bring her trunk down, put it in her room and lay the keys on top.

Then she began beating the trunk of the tree with the old broom she had been carrying.

The chair had been placed in a bare spot close to the trunk of the great tree.

The porter wheeled a truck, bearing John's trunk and bag, up to them as he spoke.

He ran deftly from trunk to trunk, and then continued his flight among the bushes.

What lad, on that final day, should ride within the elephant, and move his trunk?

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "box, case," from Old French tronc "alms box in a church" (12c.), also "trunk of a tree, trunk of the human body," from Latin truncus, originally "mutilated, cut off." The meaning "box, case" is likely to be from the notion of the body as the "case" of the organs. English acquired the other two senses of the Old French in late 15c.: "main stem of a tree" and "torso of a human body." The sense of "luggage compartment of a motor vehicle" is from 1930. The use in reference to an elephant's snout is from 1560s, perhaps from confusion with trump (short for trumpet). Railroad trunk line is attested from 1843; telephone version is from 1889.

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