carton

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carton a box made of cardboard; opens by flaps on top
    • n carton the quantity contained in a carton
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: John Van Wormer invented paper milk cartons after dropping a bottle of milk one morning. The bottle broke spilling the milk everywhere. That annoyance was enough for Van Wormer to come up with the idea.
    • n Carton kär"tŏn Pasteboard for paper boxes; also, a pasteboard box.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When nobody else is around, 47% drink straight from the carton.
    • n carton A kind of thin pasteboard.
    • n carton A box made from such pasteboard.
    • n carton Same as cartoon.
    • n carton In rifle practice: A white disk fixed on the bull's-eye of a target. It is of much smaller size than the bull's-eye, and is chiefly used in deciding ties and at a pool. A shot striking the carton: as, to make two bull's-eyes and a carton.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Carton kär′ton a thin pasteboard, a box made from such: a small disc within the bull's-eye of the target, a shot that strikes this
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Cartoon
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. See Cartoon.

Usage

In literature:

Two men came in, carrying cartons, which they distributed around the room.
"Final Weapon" by Everett B. Cole
It was almost empty, save for stacked cartons in one corner.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
The moment came when the striking resemblance between D'Arnay and Carton is pointed out by Lucy.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
The largest structure was the smooth carton nest of a wasp, a beautiful species, pale yellowish-red with wine-colored wings.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
I need a carton of sour cream right away for my chocolate cake.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
Sydney Carton found it so.
"A Handful of Stars" by Frank W. Boreham
At last the ice cream carton was empty and all the cookies were gone.
"David and the Phoenix" by Edward Ormondroyd
He expressed wonder at my matches, those paper cartons common in America, but which he had never before seen.
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
Like the carton, the label can be printed directly on the bag.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
It is used for cardboard, cartons, and packing-papers.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
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In poetry:

The Burne-Jones cartons
Have preserved her eyes;
Still, at the Tate, they teach
Cophetua to rhapsodize;
"Yeux Glauques" by Ezra Pound
When Rarus shows you his Cartone,
He always tells you with a groan
Where two of that same hand were torn
Long before you or he were born.
"Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind. In Three Cantos. - Canto III." by Matthew Prior

In news:

A California food company is voluntarily recalling 6,141 cartons of cilantro in seven states that may be contaminated with salmonella.
SHOULD beauty products be stamped with expiration dates like cartons of milk, indicating how long they will last before turning.
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP — A man handed a note to a deli clerk Tuesday, showed a knife and made off with about $200 cash and a carton of cigarettes.
The paper cartons are used to hold fish to feed the dolphins .
The paper cartons are used to hold fish that children and others feed the dolphins .
An employee of the Tobacco Emporium at the Oneida Indian Nation's SavOn convenience store in Verona displays cartons of cigarettes sold there in 2011.
You can hold tears back all day and splurge on a carton of ice cream at night or use that energy to go out and find another.
Green cartons lined up, one after the other, with rows of tomatoes, onions, peppers and, on the end, especially tempting small eggplants .
The Egg Safety Center says recalled eggs are in cartons with a three digit code ranging from 136 to 229 and plant numbers P-1026, P-1413, P-1946, P-1720 and P-1942.
Prices lower 11 -pound cartons bunched jumbo and extra-large $19-20, large and standard mostly $20.50-21, small $16.75-18.50.
Evergreen Packaging announces winners of Project Carton: The Carton Design Competition.
Avonte Maddox smiled as he sat down to a cafeteria lunch of chicken, cookies and a carton of kiwi-strawberry juice on Tuesday.
1 -4 oz carton fresh blackberries.
) carton plain non-fat yogurt.
HP Helps Print Service Providers Deliver Mainstream Flexible Packaging and Folding Carton Applications.
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In science:

There has been quite a bit of work on the related problems of manufacturability of sheet metal parts (see e.g. ) and folding cartons (see e.g. ).
When Can You Fold a Map?
For example, Lu and Akella utilize a novel configuration-space formulation of the folding sequence problem for folding cartons using fixtures; their search, however, is still worst-case exponential time.
When Can You Fold a Map?
Folding cartons with fixtures: A motion planning approach.
When Can You Fold a Map?
During the last 3 years, time has been devoted to solving the critical technical problems (Carton et al. 2008) we need to face to succeed measuring the 31 resonances along the cell (Figure 4).
Laboratory performances of the solar multichannel resonant scattering spectrometer prototype of the GOLF-New Generation instrument
Carton by an internation al consortium joining the CEA/Saclay team and the IAC team directed by P.
Laboratory performances of the solar multichannel resonant scattering spectrometer prototype of the GOLF-New Generation instrument
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