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Carton   /kˈɑrtən/   Listen
Carton

noun
1.
The quantity contained in a carton.  Synonym: cartonful.
2.
A box made of cardboard; opens by flaps on top.






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"Carton" Quotes from Famous Books



... his Fables, imagines a court presided over by the Great White Magistrate. It was a very brief session, and the novelist did not again use the idea. Mr. HUGH CARTON, whose name, we are informed by the wrapper of the book, that new and most trustworthy medium of communication between the candid publisher (unwilling that merit should shine unobserved) and the hesitating purchaser (who needs only the truth to send ...
— Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 2, 1914 • Various

... that it is not central, that it is an outlying province which he conquered. It is not a favourite of mine. The humour of the humorous characters rings false—for example, the fun of the resurrection-man with the wife who "flops." But Sidney Carton has drawn many tears down cheeks not accustomed to what Mr. B. ...
— Essays in Little • Andrew Lang

... breathlessly arranged a plan of retreat. 'You go NOW,' said Cyril to the girls, 'and get along home as fast as you can. Oh, never mind the beastly pony-cart; we'll get that to-morrow. Robert and I are dressed the same. We'll manage somehow, like Sydney Carton did. Only, you girls MUST get out, or it's all no go. We can run, but you can't - whatever you may think. No, Jane, it's no good Robert going out and knocking people down. The police would follow him till he turned his proper size, and then arrest him like a shot. Go you must! ...
— Five Children and It • E. Nesbit

... been wrong, parting with an exquisite gesture from Lady Mary Carlisle, the beauty of Bath, who loves him but who for a few fatal days had doubted. This from the creator of William Sylvanus Baxter, who at the preposterous age of seventeen imagines himself another Sydney Carton and after a silent, agonizing, condescending farewell goes out ...
— Contemporary American Novelists (1900-1920) • Carl Van Doren

... retouch—all being too close and plain, braided locks included, to admit of disarrangement—we descended, Adele wondering whether the petit coffre was at length come; for, owing to some mistake, its arrival had hitherto been delayed. She was gratified: there it stood, a little carton, on the table when we entered the dining-room. She appeared to know it ...
— Jane Eyre - an Autobiography • Charlotte Bronte

... "District Attorney Carton wants to see me immediately at the Criminal Courts Building, Walter," announced Kennedy, early the ...
— The Dream Doctor • Arthur B. Reeve

... case was opened and the base horn pulled out. The baggage officer began operations on the funnel. I watched him remove from the horn's interior two spare blankets, four pairs of socks, an extra pair of pants and a carton of cigarettes. He then inserted his arm up to the shoulder in the instrument's innards and brought forth two apples, a small tin of blackberry jam and an egg wrapped in ...
— "And they thought we wouldn't fight" • Floyd Gibbons



Words linked to "Carton" :   box, six pack, sixpack, six-pack, containerful



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