Origin of container
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Examples from the Web for container
After walking block after block holding that container, he had suddenly discarded it and was now clutching a gun.Exclusive: Inside a Cop-Killer’s Final Hours
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They should be brought out one at a time and used immediately, rather than possibly leaving a container open.Kids Eat the Darndest Things: Laundry Pods, Teething Necklaces, and More Of The Weirdest Stuff Sending Kids to the E.R.
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We fill every container, bucket and bathtub in the house and it lasts us until the next time.Beating Cancer & Dodging Israel's Bombs
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As a test, Sun shipped over a container stuffed with apparel made in his home province.'Made in China' Now Being Made in Africa
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Why is it that Greek Gods honey-flavored Greek yogurt seems wholesome, even though each 24-ounce container has 99 grams of sugar?Your Health Food’s Hidden Sugar Bomb
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Tentatively he pulled at the container cover, it was as firm as if it had been welded on.
At least, even if he didn't have Bentley's letter, he had the container.
And finally every dish and container was empty, almost polished clean.The Galaxy Primes
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It burst a container of powdered dye-stuff, also stored overhead.The Ambulance Made Two Trips
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
For centuries, writing was only a container for speech, not operational language.The Civilization of Illiteracy
- an object used for or capable of holding, esp for transport or storage, such as a carton, box, etc
- a large cargo-carrying standard-sized container that can be loaded from one mode of transport to another
- (as modifier)a container port; a container ship
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Word Origin and History for container
mid-15c., agent noun from contain.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper