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

  Luggage \Lug"gage\, n. [From 4th Lug.]
     That which is lugged; anything cumbrous and heavy to be
     carried; especially, a traveler's trunks, baggage, etc., or
     their contents.
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           I am gathering up my luggage, and preparing for my
           journey.                                 --Swift.
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           What do you mean,
           To dote thus on such luggage!            --Shak.
     Syn: Plunder; baggage.
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     Luggage van, a vehicle for carrying luggage; a railway car,
        or compartment of a car, for carrying luggage. [Eng.]
     Luggage compartment, the compartment in a train, bus or
        other vehicle designed for storage of luggage during a
        journey. Separate from the passenger compartment.
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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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "luggage":
     Gladstone, apparatus, attache case, backpack, bag, bag and baggage,
     baggage, bags, bandbox, belongings, briefcase, cargo, carpetbag,
     carryall, consignment, ditty bag, duffel, duffel bag, dunnage,
     flight bag, footlocker, freight, freightage, gear, goods, grip,
     handbag, haversack, holdall, impedimenta, kit, kit bag, knapsack,
     lading, load, outfit, overnight bag, pack, paraphernalia, payload,
     portmanteau, rucksack, satchel, sea bag, shipment, suitcase,
     tackle, things, tote bag, traps, traveling bag, trunk

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

  LUGGAGE. Such things as are carried by a traveller, generally for his 
  personal accommodation; baggage. In England this word is generally used in 
  the same sense that baggage is used in the United States. See Baggage. 

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