The trunks of the cherry trees were thicker and the bark darker and greyer than the apple tree trunks.
Lowdown Mr. Lee trained the elephants to shoot mud and water from their trunks whenever threatened.
His own trunks could do with urgent restyling, away from their current “Spanx diaper” vibe.
On 18 May, Spitz led Moore to Prien, where they located a large collection of trunks and crates belonging to Schwend.
A tornado does not just topple trees, it tears off their branches and twists their trunks until they splinter.
These quays are formed of the trunks of palm-trees, fixed together, and laid out in squares, one above another.
From the trunks of some species he forms his canoes, of different sizes.
Fortunately a pair of pillows belonging to the cousin were corded on the top of one of their trunks.
Then they got my trunks in the same manner, and such a shaking of hands!
At one point in particular the precipice overhung, and under this a strong erection of the trunks of trees was made.
mid-15c., "box, case," from Old French tronc "alms box in a church" (12c.), also "trunk of a tree, trunk of the human body," from Latin truncus, originally "mutilated, cut off." The meaning "box, case" is likely to be from the notion of the body as the "case" of the organs. English acquired the other two senses of the Old French in late 15c.: "main stem of a tree" and "torso of a human body." The sense of "luggage compartment of a motor vehicle" is from 1930. The use in reference to an elephant's snout is from 1560s, perhaps from confusion with trump (short for trumpet). Railroad trunk line is attested from 1843; telephone version is from 1889.
The body excluding the head and limbs.
The main stem of a blood vessel or nerve apart from the branches.
A large collecting lymphatic vessel.