Which preposition to use with trunk

of Occurrences 568%

But the night shadows are beginning to gather over the forest, throwing a sort of spectral gloom among the old woods, giving a distorted look to the trunks of the trees, the low bushes, the turned up roots, and the boulders scattered over the ground.

in Occurrences 70%

The hardy nut-hatches were threading the open furrows of the trunks in their usual industrious manner, and uttering their quaint notes, evidently less distressed than their neighbors.

with Occurrences 40%

The dam of Red Lake is an elegantly modeled rib of metamorphic slate, brought into relief because of its superior strength, and because of the greater intensity of the glacial erosion of the rock immediately above it, caused by a steeply inclined tributary glacier, which entered the main trunk with a heavy down-thrust at the head of the lake.

on Occurrences 36%

" "One of us would have had to sit on the trunks on the cart," chuckled Billie.

to Occurrences 28%

The flame, leaping from sedge to sedge, from trunk to trunk, seems to seek, with a human instinct, and more than human pertinacity, food for its ravening hunger; far upward, where festoons of moss hung from the sycamores in the day, airy banners of starry sparks, swayed, coiled, and flamed among the branches.

at Occurrences 21%

To an ordinary person, the arm seems to join on to the trunk at the shoulder-joint, and that is where he would naturally sever it.

into Occurrences 16%

A runlet of water had been led through a hollow trunk into a troughalso hewn from a logclose by Elspeth's bower, where she could make her toilet unperplexed by other eyes.

for Occurrences 16%

She's had it in a trunk for years and years.

from Occurrences 16%

He dodged round the knotty trunk from side to side, as nimbly as he could in his famished condition, only to find a sharp bill everywhere.

about Occurrences 5%

There was no end to the arrivals and departures there: the peasant women were ever galloping through the place, dragging trunks about, carrying babes in swaddling clothes, and filling the rooms and the passages with wild cries and vile odors.

without Occurrences 5%

They were not allowed to take anything from their trunks without being watched by the gendarme; and when they took out a letter of recommendation, written by Dr. Steinkopf to the clergyman of the place, whom they had requested to call upon them, the gendarme insisted on first reading it.

as Occurrences 5%

One that I measured in the King's River forest was 25 feet in diameter at the ground, and 10 feet in diameter 200 feet above the ground, showing that the taper of the trunk as a whole is charmingly fine.

after Occurrences 5%

However, after much hauling and pulling, Billie finally succeeded in backing out of the closet, pulling the trunk after her.

like Occurrences 4%

Here and there seemed a cluster of giant trees scathed as if by lightning, their bare boughs standing up as high as the distant towers, their trunks like black columns without foliage.

beside Occurrences 4%

Two of the stoutest of them were clothed in Lincoln green, and a great heavy oaken staff leaned against the gnarled oak tree trunk beside each fellow.

through Occurrences 4%

I perceived that the design was to drop a bullet from the left eye of the skull, and that a bee-line, or in other words, a straight line, drawn from the nearest point of the trunk through 'the shot' (or the spot where the bullet fell), and thence extended to a distance of fifty feet, would indicate a definite pointand beneath this point I thought it at least possible that a deposit of value lay concealed.

between Occurrences 3%

"Alice and I have only one trunk between us," she confided to Betty.

along Occurrences 3%

" "I peeped through the keyhole, and saw him drag a trunk along the floor.

behind Occurrences 3%

It was about mid-day, then, when a carriage, with travelling trunks behind it, and a white, foreign-looking driver and footman on the seat before, drew rein in front of the old hostelry we have described.

by Occurrences 3%

Isak came home in the evening, hauling a huge trunk by a rope.

out Occurrences 3%

He lifted his trunk out of the waythe elephant trunk is for a thousand uses, but fighting is not one of themand sprang forward.

under Occurrences 3%

He was Adam, perfect and hard as an oak trunk under his blue clothes.

over Occurrences 2%

At a given signal, the curtain was withdrawn, and the creature reached out his trunk over the head of Fabricius with a harsh and terrible cry.

than Occurrences 2%

These injuries are much more dangerous when they take place on the trunk than when they happen on the arms or legs.

before Occurrences 2%

His wagon was there, and he asked her for the checks for her luggage, wishing to see about the trunks before anything else.

Which preposition to use with  trunk