Definitions

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  • n. A maker of trunks, chests, and cases.

Etymologies

trunk +‎ maker (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In any case, the trunkmaker was a sort of foreshadowing of the _claqueur_.

    A Book of the Play Studies and Illustrations of Histrionic Story, Life, and Character

  • For the trunkmaker is the _principal_ in the concern -- he makes the trunk, whereas the author, quite a secondary artist, furnishes only the linings.

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1

  • "Proud Percys," a claimant of the title of Duke of Northumberland, was a Dublin trunkmaker; and not many years since one of the claimants for the title of Earl of Perth presented himself in the person of a laborer in a Northumberland coal-pit.

    How to Get on in the World A Ladder to Practical Success

  • This was James Percy, a poor Dublin trunkmaker, who came over to England and at once assumed the title.

    Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton

  • The judgment was at once carried into execution, and from that time forward the unfortunate trunkmaker disappears from the public view.

    Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton

  • But their language was of itself so penny-a-liny, that they might have lain for weeks on the book-shelf at an ordinary railway-station in England -- price, _gratis_ -- and nobody but a trunkmaker or a grocer would have been at the trouble of removing them.

    Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada

  • Dickens himself confessed that he “winced a little,” when the “opening paper, ... in which Master Humphrey described himself and his manner of life,” “became the property of the trunkmaker and the butterman;” and most Dickens lovers will agree with me in rejoicing that the omitted parts have now at last been tardily rescued from unmerited neglect, and finds [Transcriber's Note: sic] a place in the recently issued “Charles Dickens” edition of the works.

    Life of Charles Dickens

  • Dickens himself confessed that he "winced a little," when the "opening paper, ... in which Master Humphrey described himself and his manner of life," "became the property of the trunkmaker and the butterman;" and most Dickens lovers will agree with me in rejoicing that the omitted parts have now at last been tardily rescued from unmerited neglect, and finds [Transcriber's Note: sic] a place in the recently issued "Charles Dickens" edition of the works.

    Life of Charles Dickens

  • The clothes she had last worn were of foreign make, very poor and threadbare; and there was one little box in her room at the inn that had been made at Rouen, for the name of a Rouen trunkmaker was on the inside of the lid.

    Birds of Prey

  • It was doubtful how he came to be called the Trunkmaker; whether from his blows, resembling those often given with a hammer in the shops of such artisans, or from a belief that he was a genuine trunkmaker, who, upon the conclusion of his day's work, repaired to unbend and refresh his mind at the theatre, carrying in his hand one of the implements of his craft.

    A Book of the Play Studies and Illustrations of Histrionic Story, Life, and Character

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