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Container   /kəntˈeɪnər/   Listen

Any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another).

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"Container" Quotes from Famous Books

... innumerable furrows; his neck was like a dry inadequate stem. As he glanced at him the old man produced a familiar bottle and shook out what little powder, like finely ground glass, it contained. He greedily absorbed what there was and, petulantly exploring the empty container, flung it into the bushes. A nodding drowsiness overtook him, his head rolled forward, he sank slowly into a bowed amorphous heap. Harry Baggs roused him ...
— The Happy End • Joseph Hergesheimer

... rang, once, and a gentle red light glowed over the slot. Hawkes reached in and scooped out the container ...
— Starman's Quest • Robert Silverberg

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