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A storage space usually found toward the rear of a vehicle, especially if the vehicle has a back seat.

Frequently in detective stories, trunks function as spaces to hide incriminating evidence, including dead bodies, weapons, drugs, or explosives. Tony Hillerman's work is no exception.

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"A spare tire mounted in the trunk of a car, June 30, 2006" by Christopher Ziemnowicz is licensed under Public Domain.

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