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1714 as a type of carriage; in the baggage sense from 1884; from carry (v.) + all (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • Just as they passed through Sherwoods' grass-plot Zan spied the carry-all from Hamilton's, standing in the road.

    The Woodcraft Girls at Camp Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • When the throng came out to the carry-all I was there and mounted.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • The master of Quien Sabe, in top laced boots and campaign hat, a cigar in his teeth, followed along beside the carry-all.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • I asked, with a worse frown than ever, as he stepped into the carry-all and took the lines.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • The carry-all or pannier was no longer essential, and the packs were made up of all manner of things transported.

    The Way to the West Emerson Hough
  • I neutralized his shield, collapsed him and stored him in my carry-all.

  • A lantern had been lighted and hung from the rear axle of the carry-all.

  • The only objection to the carry-all is that it is an awkward bundle to pack.

    Notes of a War Correspondent Richard Harding Davis
  • Mrs. Derrick and Hilma sat in the back seat of the carry-all, behind young Vacca.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • At last they arrived and a carry-all took them back to the Quadrangle.

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