Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of carpetbag.

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Examples

  • What do you think these folks bring over in their "carpetbags"?

    CD2 Candidate Debate This Saturday in Sunland-Tujunga

  • They continued being swept along by the crowd, climbing over the bodies of dead animals and abandoned carpetbags, steering clear of wandering horses and wheelbarrows still filled with belongings.

    Firestorm!

  • As a boy, he regularly watched the steamboats threshing into view, offloading knots of travel-worn passengers whose dreams were bundled, along with their belongings, into a few threadbare carpetbags.

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  • From rail to rail the great deck was packed with gear and people, all shadowy under the flares like one of those Dutch night paintings: here a couple of darkies crooning softly as they squatted in the scuppers, there a couple of drummers comparing carpetbags, yonder some rivermen lounging at the gangway and telling stretchers-but they were just the few.

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  • "The political act of carpetbagging is not only claiming residency within political boundries but also how much outside money you pack within your carpetbags".

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  • With a spoonful of sugar, P.L. Travers transported children to a world of magic carpetbags and sidewalk-chalk paintings.

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  • She and her husband apparently have some property in the area, and Prescott seems to have become a popular place for Republicans to bring their carpetbags to.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • To my amazement her carpetbags of cacti were still hooked over her arms, and I made sure to dodge the needles poking through the cloth.

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  • Grandma Glo bent down and set her rumpled grocery sack and two carpetbags on the pavement.

    Fleur De Leigh’s Life of Crime

  • My grandmother spread her carpetbags on the wide front seat.

    Fleur De Leigh’s Life of Crime

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