from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A case for small implements.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A number of small utensils carried in a case or sheath together; especially, such a sheath with knives, tweezers, and the like, hung from the girdle, and worn during the middle ages. Compare étui, equipage, 4.


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  • - Posséder une trousse d = urgence en cas de désastre

    gtfdsHurricane Dean Information from Govt of Canada

  • C'est d'un chiant et j'me suis pris une trousse a pharmacie parce que ca m'obligera a trier mes medoc dont les sacs trainent partout ma commode!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Beside the dictionary there lies his green cahier d'essai* and his over-stuffed trousse* with pencils, erasers, and rulers threatening to spill out.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Also une trousse à outils = a tool kit une trousse de maquillage = makeup bag une trousse à pharmacie = a first-aid kit une trousse de secours = a first-aid kit

    Words in a French Life

  • Each and every élève has a variety of pens, pencils, erasers, correction fluid, rulers, and more, all crammed into a required trousse.

    Words in a French Life

  • “You mean his trousse de toilette,” she said, putting great emphasis on the last three words.

    Words in a French Life

  • REFERENCE: une trousse de toilette = a toiletry case

    Words in a French Life

  • * References: surtout = especially; a vrai dire = to tell the truth; ça non = not that; évidemment = obviously; soi-disant = so-called; le prêter = loan it; une trousse (f) = toiletry bag; un soulagement (m) = relief; il est de retour = he's back; ce n'est pas la peine = it's not necessary

    un peigne - French Word-A-Day

  • I found him several weeks later, near my husband's trousse!

    un peigne - French Word-A-Day

  • Speaking of peignes, my comb remains safe in my own trousse.

    un peigne - French Word-A-Day


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