Mrs. Astor managed to pen her initials near, though not in, the boxes designating the changes.
He literally brought back 11 boxes, how big I don't know, of gold sovereigns.
At the house, Nakoula and the others unloaded 30 boxes of pseudoephedrine, a prime ingredient of methamphetamine.
Our documented complaints regarding districts where people had not been able to vote, but boxes had been stuffed, were ignored.
As he dug through the boxes, lo and behold, there was a booklet with his birth certificate.
Bring me that rope off them pile of boxes while I make him fast.
She turned away to range some boxes on the shelves behind the counter.
No less than three hundred persons who had procured tickets at an early period dined in the boxes.
Are there plenty of boards, planks and boxes around your barn, Fenn?
She turned to the maid-servant, who had opened the door and was gazing at her and her boxes with some surprise.
Old English box "a wooden container," also the name of a type of shrub, from Late Latin buxis, from Greek pyxis "boxwood box," from pyxos "box tree," of uncertain origin. See OED entry for discussion. German Büchse also is a Latin loan word.
Meaning "compartment at a theater" is from c.1600. Meaning "pigeon-hole at a post office" is from 1832. Meaning "television" is from 1950. Slang meaning "vulva" is attested 17c., according to "Dictionary of American Slang;" modern use seems to date from c.World War II, perhaps originally Australian, on notion of "box of tricks." Box office is 1786; in the figurative sense of "financial element of a performance" it is first recorded 1904. Box lunch (n.) attested from 1899. The box set, "multiple-album, CD or cassette issue of the work of an artist" is attested by 1955.
"a blow," c.1300, of uncertain origin, possibly related to Middle Dutch boke, Middle High German buc, and Danish bask, all meaning "a blow," perhaps imitative.
"to put into storage, put into a box," mid-15c., from box (n.1). Related: Boxed; boxing.
(also boxed) Dead (1970s+ Medical)
bitch box, blue box, first crack out of the box, git-box, go home feet first, idiot box, in a bind, in the box, nuthouse, out of the box, pete, shine box, soapbox, squawk box, stuff the ballot box, think-box
for holding oil or perfumery (Mark 14:3). It was of the form of a flask or bottle. The Hebrew word (pak) used for it is more appropriately rendered "vial" in 1 Sam. 10:1, and should also be so rendered in 2 Kings 9:1, where alone else it occurs.