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  • noun Plural form of unpacking.


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  • These could also be picked out by their clothing, which was always wrinkled by too many packings and unpackings in airline suitcases too small for all they carried.

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin Clancy, Tom, 1947- 1988

  • Life's reduced to a wretched series of packings and unpackings.

    A Rude Awakening Aldiss, Brian 1978

  • That involved carrying the hat in my kit, and it is wonderful how one loses things on the march, in the hurried nocturnal packings and unpackings, when every strap and article of kit must be to your hand in the dark, or you will be late with your horses and cause trouble.

    In the Ranks of the C.I.V. Erskine Childers 1896

  • Diana placed it on the floor of her bedroom, where Mrs. Colwood had been helping her in various unpackings, and went away for a minute to clear a space for it in the locked wall-cupboard to which it was to be consigned.

    The Testing of Diana Mallory Humphry Ward 1885

  • If you insist on one day in Oxford, one in Birmingham, one in Bristol, why then there are three inns or hotels to be hunted up, three packings and unpackings, three sets of letters to be presented, three sets of streets to learn, and, after it is all over, your memories of those three places will be merely of the outside misery of travel.

    How to Do It Edward Everett Hale 1865


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