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  • n. Plural form of gripsack.


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  • Going there, I saw a large pile of gripsacks and other baggage, and thought that I discovered mine.

    The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • A lot of excursionists, with gripsacks and useless overcoats, filled the little car.

    Social life in old New Orleans : being recollections of my girlhood,

  • The restless little city, turmoiling in its boom, swarmed around us; we had to wait half an hour, our gripsacks in our hands, for the surface-car to the prison, three miles or more beyond the town.

    The Subterranean Brotherhood

  • His reason for having things done up in stout paper, and not packed as for travelling, was that the paper could be easily burned afterward, whereas a trunk, boxes, or gripsacks would be more difficult to put out of sight.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport A Story of New York at the Present Day

  • That excellent person who carried the gripsacks of greatness so long that he thought the luggage was his own, Major James B. Pond, launched at least one good thing.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 10 Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers

  • It is often the case here, and we do not know why it may not be in heaven, that the ones that are turned over and shook up, and the dust knocked out of them, and their metaphorical coat tail filled with boots, find that the whirligig of time has placed them above the parties who smote them, and we can readily believe that if Donaldson gets a first-class position of power, above the skies, he will make it decidedly warm for his persecutors when they come up to the desk with their gripsacks and register and ask for a room and a bath, and a fire escape.

    Peck's Compendium of Fun


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