He dumped the contents onto the ground, looking all over for the carton.
The child was then sent on his or her way, with a piece of fruit and a carton of milk.
And at $29.99, lighting up all sense of parental dignity and responsibility costs less than a carton of actual cigarettes.
1816, from French carton "pasteboard" (17c.), from Italian cartone "pasteboard," augmentative of Medieval Latin carta "paper" (see card (n.)). Originally the material for making paper boxes; extended 1906 to the boxes themselves. As a verb, from 1921.