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gripsack

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gripsack a small suitcase
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gripsack A traveler's handbag.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gripsack A hand-satchel for a traveler; any valise or portmanteau usually carried in the hand. Also called grip.
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Usage

In literature:

Take your gripsack and get along.
"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He put his gripsack on the floor at his feet, but held the casket in his lap.
"Cast Upon the Breakers" by Horatio Alger
The gripsack is all I can very well manage.
"Driven From Home" by Horatio Alger
The first time this happened, Churchill dived and groped in three feet of water for the gripsack.
"Lost Face" by Jack London
Bob has lost my gripsack containing my inaugural address.
"Lincoln's Yarns and Stories" by Alexander K. McClure
Keogh gazed on him sadly, but without rancour, and began to pack his gripsack.
"Cabbages and Kings" by O. Henry
McMurdo picked up his leather gripsack and was about to start off into the darkness, when one of the miners accosted him.
"The Valley of Fear" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
McMurdo picked up his leather gripsack and was about to start off into the darkness, when one of the miners accosted him.
"The Valley of Fear" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Every mountaineer should carry it in his gripsack.
"Septimus" by William J. Locke
He'd better keep his gripsack packed the hull time,' Chet says.
"David Harum" by Edward Noyes Westcott
On I went with my gripsack, straight ahead, until toward noon I reached Fordham College, famished and footsore.
"Stories of Achievement, Volume IV (of 6)" by Various
One thing, however, he must have, and that was clothes, for in his haste he had come away with a gripsack and nothing more.
"The Admirable Tinker" by Edgar Jepson
He had his hat on, and had the air of just having let himself in; his gripsack stood at his feet.
"The Coast of Bohemia" by William Dean Howells
Saturday morning he walked to the depot with a small gripsack in his hand and bought a ticket for New York.
"Chester Rand" by Horatio Alger, Jr
Next he turned his attention to the gripsack, but that proved to contain only wearing apparel.
"Mark Mason's Victory" by Horatio Alger
Next he turned his attention to the gripsack, but that proved to contain only wearing apparel.
"Mark Mason's Victory" by Horatio Alger
Key did not wait for any reply, but turned the "yaller gripsack" over and looked at the name, "Adolf Soltke," painted in big white letters.
"The Outspan" by Percy Fitzpatrick
These gripsacks will never be worth anything to anybody after we get done with them.
"The Haunted Mine" by Harry Castlemon
So I'll try to find you something in my gripsack.
"The Mistress of Bonaventure" by Harold Bindloss
I went right straight to my room, packed up my "gripsack" and went to the proprietor for a settlement.
"A Texas Cow Boy" by Chas. A. Siringo
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