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1) box 1. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The amount or quantity that such a container can hold. 2. A square or rectangle: Draw a box around your answer. 3a. A separated compartment in a public place of entertainment,...

2) The Tinder-Box. Andersen, Hans Christian. 1909-14. Tales. The Harvard Classics
...replied the Witch, not a single shilling will I have. You shall only bring me an old Tinder-box which my grandmother forgot when she was down there last. 7 Then tie...

3) box office. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...The amount of money collected as admission, especially to a sporting event: gate, take. See MONEY....

4) box turtle. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...box turtle, hard-shelled land turtle of the genus Terrapene, native to North America. Its lower shell, or plastron, has a hinge dividing it into front and rear sections;...

5) Box. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...I ve got into the wrong box. I am out of my element. Lord Lyttelton used to say he ought to have been brought up to some business; that whenever he went to Vauxhall...

6) box 3. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: pl. box or boxˇes1a. Any of several evergreen shrubs or trees of the genus Buxus, especially the Eurasian species B. sempervirens, having opposite,...

7) box 2. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A slap or blow with the hand or fist: a box on the ear. Inflected forms: boxed, boxˇing, boxˇes1. To hit with the hand or fist. 2. Sports To take part in a boxing...

8) box office. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...a performer; popular appeal. b. A factor influencing this power: Notoriety is usually good box office. 3. Total attendance for an entertainment; turnout. 4. The amount...

9) Christmas Box. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A small gratuity given to servants, etc., on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas Day). In the early days of Christianity boxes were placed in churches for promiscuous...

10) Pandora's box. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...Pandora s box In classical mythology, a box that Zeus gave to Pandora, the first woman, with strict instructions that she not open it. Pandora s curiosity soon got...

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