As I said before, the elephant's trunk is its nose -- that is, the elephant has to breathe through the trunk. - The Wonders of the Jungle Book One
Not content with stripping the tree of its branches, the old tusker seized hold of its trunk -- lapping his own trunk as far as he could around it -- and commenced tugging at it, as if he had hopes of being able to drag it up by the roots. - The Cliff Climbers A Sequel to "The Plant Hunters"
“The word trunk is really out of date,” the designer Bill Blass, who has been doing these shows for forty years, tells me. - No Uncertain Terms
This upper part is what we call the trunk, which reaches from the mouth to the vent. - On the Parts of Animals
The circumference of the trunk is an amazing 54 meters (178 feet) It is over 40 meters (130 feet) high, boasts a foliage diameter of over 51 meters (170 feet), and weighs over 500 tons. - El Arbol de Tule: probably the biggest tree in the world