from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Baggage carried in the hand.


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  • And lest you think you might try to get there with a change of underwear by going hand-baggage only, think again.

    Boing Boing

  • I headed past the oil tankers and baggage carts on the apron and walked into the arrivals area clutching my hand-baggage with a slight sense of trepidation.

    Mr One Dollar

  • I'm sorry to say that the latest on carrying hand-baggage on flights to/from Britain is that violins appear to be a no-no.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Indeed, the poor lady found that she was repeatedly delayed by a scurry of activity when she presented her tickets at an airline counter, extra X-rays of her checked baggage, supplementary examination of her hand-baggage and extra wanding at the entrance gates.

    Boing Boing: October 24, 2004 - October 30, 2004 Archives

  • When he got out at a station obscured past identification by its flaring lamps, he would not suffer me to help him with his hand-baggage; while he deplored my offered civility, he reassured me by patting my back at parting.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • Jik and Sarah, with only hand-baggage, walked without ado past the suitcase-unloading areas and straight out towards the waiting queue of taxis.

    In The Frame

  • Followed a hurried gathering together of hand-baggage, a scramble up the steep steps of the railway coach, a piercing whistle, and the train pulled out of the station and went rocking on its way through the starry darkness of the night.

    The Vision of Desire

  • Wherever you are, or go, or have to wait, they come and ask if they can do anything for you, generally with an engaging smile seize your hand-baggage, offer you chairs and see you through generally.

    Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915

  • Small hand-baggage and parcels, the sole belongings of many a prisoner, were drifting hither and thither, the sport of rushing water and wind.

    Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons Wesel, Sennelager, Klingelputz, Ruhleben

  • She passed the word at ten o'clock, and the girls got their hand-baggage and ran down to the road, where Old Dolliver waited for them with his big sleigh.

    Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island Or, The Old Hunter's Treasure Box


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