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 for baggage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  baggage \bag"gage\ (b[a^]g"g[asl]j), n. [F. bagage, from OF.
     bague bundle. In senses 6 and 7 cf. F. bagasse a prostitute.
     See Bag, n.]
     1. The clothes, tents, utensils, and provisions of an army.
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     Note: "The term itself is made to apply chiefly to articles
           of clothing and to small personal effects." --Farrow.
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     2. The trunks, valises, satchels, etc., which a traveler
        carries with him on a journey; luggage.
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              The baronet's baggage on the roof of the coach.
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              We saw our baggage following below.   --Johnson.
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     Note: The English usually call this luggage.
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     3. Purulent matter. [Obs.] --Barrough.
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     4. Trashy talk. [Obs.] --Ascham.
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     5. A man of bad character. [Obs.] --Holland.
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     6. A woman of loose morals; a prostitute.
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              A disreputable, daring, laughing, painted French
              baggage.                              --Thackeray.
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     7. A romping, saucy girl. [Playful] --Goldsmith.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: cases used to carry belongings when traveling [syn:
           baggage, luggage]
      2: a worthless or immoral woman
      3: the portable equipment and supplies of an army

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "baggage":
     Gladstone, Jezebel, apparatus, attache case, backpack, bad woman,
     bag, bag and baggage, bandbox, bitch, briefcase, broad, cargo,
     carpetbag, carryall, chippy, clitoromaniac, cocotte, consignment,
     ditty bag, drab, duffel, duffel bag, dunnage, easy lay, easy woman,
     flight bag, floozy, footlocker, frail sister, freight, freightage,
     gear, goods, grip, grisette, handbag, harridan, haversack, holdall,
     hussy, hysteromaniac, impedimenta, jade, kit, kit bag, knapsack,
     lading, load, loose woman, luggage, nymphet, nympho, nymphomaniac,
     outfit, overnight bag, pack, payload, pickup, portmanteau, quean,
     rucksack, satchel, sea bag, shipment, slattern, slut, strumpet,
     suitcase, tackle, tart, tote bag, tramp, traps, traveling bag,
     trollop, trull, trunk, uteromaniac, wanton, wench, whore

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BAGGAGE. Such articles as are carried by a traveller; luggage. Every thing 
  which a passenger, carries, with him is not baggage. Large sums of money, 
  for example, carried in a travelling trunk, will not be considered baggage, 
  so as to render the carrier responsible. 9 Wend. R. 85. But a watch 
  deposited in his trunk is part of his baggage. 10 Ohio R. 145. See, as to 
  what is baggage, 6 Hill, R. 586 5 Rawle, 188, 189; 1 Pick. 50. 
       2. In general a common carrier of passengers is responsible for 
  baggage, if lost, though no distinct price be paid for transporting it, it 
  being included in the passenger's fare. Id. The carrier's responsibility for 
  the baggage begins as soon as it has been delivered to him, or to his 
  servants, or to some other person authorized by him to receive it. Then the 
  delivery is complete. The risk and responsibility of the carrier is at an 
  end as soon as he has delivered the baggage to the owner or his agent; and 
  if an offer to deliver it be made at a proper time, the carrier will be 
  discharged from responsibility, us 'such yet, if the baggage remain in his 
  custody afterwards, he will hold as, bailee, and be responsible for it 
  according to the terms of such bailment ana, R. 92. Vide Common Carriers 
       3. By the act of congress of March 2, 1799, sect. 46, 1 Story's L. U. 
  S. 612, it is declared that all wearing apparel and other personal baggage, 
  &c., of persons who shall arrive in the United States, shall be free and 
  exempted from duty. 

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