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kor tuhn

  • n  the quantity contained in a carton
  • n  a box made of cardboard; opens by flaps on top

  • In Austria, a year ago, a carton of cigarets had been worth $100, and comfortable Vienna apartments had rented for two packs a month.
  • Julian Vega was 17 and "as fragile as an egg in a carton" when Loughlin nailed him for the claw-hammer murder of a young doctor.
  • She did purchase some canned food and a carton of milk--only to discover later that both containers were lined with plastic resin.
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  • Lance Armstrong in Seattle Times
    In a statement sent to The Associated Press through his manager, seven-time Tour de France winner Armstrong described Landis' claims as "a carton of sour milk: once you take the first sip, you don't have to drink the rest to know it has all gone...
  • Gloria Estefan in Forbes
    My grandmother would shanghai pilots at the Havana airport so they'd bring me cartons of mango baby food - the only kind I'd eat. I learned to eat peach later. And in every carton, she'd slip a Cuban record,Estefan said.
  • Ernie Allen in Reuters
    We've come a long way from just the milk carton,NCMEC President and Chief Executive Ernie Allen said in a phone interview, referring to a long-standing program where pictures of abducted children appear on the side of milk cartons in the...

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