In calm contrast to the hurry of sailing vessel and steamer a silent fleet of white warships lay motionless in midstream.
The steamer trunks under the windows are for storing toys and for dressing up clothes.
One minute the script, the next a story about Ivor Novello's tailor or the Tahiti steamer schedule in the Thirties.
1814 in the cookery sense, agent noun from steam (v.). From 1825 as "a vessel propelled by steam," hence steamer trunk (1885), one that carries the essentials for a voyage.
Old English steam "vapor, fume," from Proto-Germanic *staumaz (cf. Dutch stoom), of unknown origin. Steam age first attested 1941. Steam heat as a method of temperature control recorded from 1904.
Old English stemen, stymen "to emit a scent or odor," from the root of steam (n.). Slang meaning "to make angry" is from 1922. Related: Steamed; steaming.
To rob someone thoroughly and subtly; strip someone
[1974+; fr the notion that the person being robbed must or might as well be blind]