from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A train of pack-animals with their loads.


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  • At Crater Lake, the pack-train went into camp, and Churchill, slinging the grip on his back, started the steep climb for the summit.


  • Jack Burns's pack-train was starting back light for Crater Lake, and


  • 'We'll take a burro, or a pack-train of burros,' was my suggestion.


  • A tow-rope was requisitioned from an up-coming boat, and a pair of horses from a pack-train on the bank, and the ghastly jetsam hauled ashore.


  • Custer, fussing over the pack-train, paused to shake Terry's hand and receive a clap on the back from Gibbon, who told him to mind and leave some redskins for the rest of the column.


  • Their veterans in Roman armor were in command of others now, and they had a human pack-train with them, heavily burdened captives who sulked in chains under a guard.

    In The Time Of Light

  • He knows that his foot troops can easily overtake a pack-train, and why take the chance of losing a mounted fighter who is much more expensive to replace than a foot soldier?


  • That afternoon I arranged to get our baggage up, sending back strong details of men to carry up their own goods, and, as usual, impressing into the service a kind of improvised pack-train consisting of the officers 'horses, of two or three captured Spanish cavalry horses, two or three mules which had been shot and abandoned and which our men had taken and cured, and two or three Cuban ponies.

    The Rough Riders

  • On two or three occasions during the siege I got my improvised pack-train together and either took or sent it down to the sea-coast for beans, canned tomatoes, and the like.

    The Rough Riders

  • We had a pack-train of 150 mules, so we had close on to 1,200 animals to carry.

    The Rough Riders


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