• Two girls looking thoughtful; one of them is sitting on a clothes trunk
    Two girls looking thoughtful; one of them is sitting on a clothes trunk
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trunks trousers that end at or above the knee
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Packing the go abroady trunk Packing the go abroady trunk
Watt's Half-Trunk Engine Watt's Half-Trunk Engine
Section of the Trunk Section of the Trunk
The elephant kneels after the dog bites its trunk The elephant kneels after the dog bites its trunk
flicker on tree trunk by hole flicker on tree trunk by hole
three nuthatches in tree, two of them upside down on trunk three nuthatches in tree, two of them upside down on trunk


  • Lao-Tzu
    “A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth.”


In literature:

They found the old nurse packing dainty white dresses in a trunk.
"Mary's Rainbow" by Mary Edward Feehan
The big wagon, the small trunks and big boys were too much of a load for the two ordinary horses.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
They were several sizes two large for Steve, but they might do if his trunk didn't come in time.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Then she drinks a glass of lemonade and crosses the room to a leather trunk, which she unlocks.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Even the hardy varieties, Rush and Hall, were killed back to a few buds on the trunks and larger branches.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
When I awoke, somewhat refreshed, I found myself lying beside the huge trunk of a fallen tree.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
Closing down the lid again, she sat on the trunk and began to sew a rip in her skirt.
"The Easiest Way" by Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
But the oddest of his actions was the manner in which he employed his long tubular trunk.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
From trunk to trunk, the pursuers crawled through the underwood beneath, feeling as helpless as ever.
"The Castaways" by Captain Mayne Reid
In some places the original trunk had entirely disappeared, leaving only the ratan.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

That to the world are children;
Through them it feels the glow
Of a brighter and sunnier climate
Than reaches the trunks below.
"Children. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
'Ware friend Cossack! Or at full bound,
Off thy head, at lightning speed
With his scimitar he'll sever
From thy trunk! He will indeed!
"The Delibash" by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
How the old old Balt and the young young Balt
Rode out of Caucaland,
With the royal elephant's trunk on helm
And the royal lance in hand.
"The Song of The Little Baltung: A.D. 395" by Charles Kingsley
This is my palace, where
Great trunks are amber pillars to support
The blue roof of the vast and silent court,
In clustered columns fair:
"The Woods in June" by Kate Seymour Maclean
No rocks across the pathway lie,--
No fallen trunk is o'er it thrown,--
And yet it winds, we know not why,
And turns as if for tree or stone.
"The Crooked Footpath" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
There still the morning zephyrs play,
And there at times the spring bird sings,
And mossy trunk and fading spray
Are flowered with glossy wings.
"My Thanks," by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

The trunk will be left open on the sides and bottom.
BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will be having a Trunk or Treat starting at 6 pm There will be lots of candy and fun for everyone.
Well, at least we know Blue Ivy will be well read, since Oprah is famous for giving trunks of books for baby gifts.
RadarOnline has photos of the most abfab hunks in trunks in this special photo feature.
Hunks In Trunks Show Off Their 6-Packs.
The body of 18-year-old Alexis Marron was discovered in the trunk of a burned out car in central Mexico.
Courtesy of NAMI Beaufort CountyJoann Binkley, of NAMI Beaufort County's Consumer Council, packs her car trunk with holiday gifts to deliver to South Carolina state mental hospital patients in Columbia.
Woman Puts Nephew In Trunk So He Doesn't Mess Up Her Leather Seats.
A Minnesota woman made her 11-year-old nephew ride in the trunk of her new Lexus so he wouldn't drip water on the seats.
Another gun was found in the trunk.
Stephanie Ohnmacht will show her new collection in a trunk show at Goldyn July 12, 2012.
The junk in your trunk may be healthier than your spare tire .
A Utica woman allegedly stole a container of drugs off the trunk of a cop car while the police were arresting a suspect.
First United Methodist Church held a pumpkin- carving event following its "Trunk or Treat" celebration on Sunday.
EUROtech front lip help to reduce high-speed lift along with the carbon Vorsteiner trunk spoiler.

In science:

If P − K is compressible in S 3 − K , then there exists a (“horizontal” and “vertical”) isotopy ft of S 3 such that w(K ′ ) < w(K ) and trunk(K ′ ) ≤ trunk(K ), where K ′ = f1(K ).
Waist and trunk of knots
Proof. (of Theorem 1.7) Let K be a knot in S 3 such that h|K is a Morse function and |h−1 (t) ∩ K | ≤ trunk(K ) for all t ∈ R.
Waist and trunk of knots
If there exists no thin level 2-sphere for K , then K is in a bridge position and we have trunk(K ) ≥ 2bridge(K ).
Waist and trunk of knots
Otherwise, by Lemma 2.1, we can isotope K so that the width of K decreases without increasing the trunk of K .
Waist and trunk of knots
Proof. (of Theorem 1.10) In a case that K is a trivial knot, waist(K ) = 0 and trunk(K ) = 2, so we have an inequality of Theorem 1.10.
Waist and trunk of knots