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ditty box

a small box used like a ditty bag.
Origin of ditty box
1880-85; Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It warned me against keeping "a ditty-box that others have a better claim to, and is like to cost you dear."

    Golden Stories Various
  • If there is a thief on board, no man's ditty-box will be safe.

    Fighting in Cuban Waters Edward Stratemeyer
  • I reckon that I cleared a good bit more over that ditty-box.

    Golden Stories Various
  • I had the corners of that ditty-box off as soon as Isaac had gone for the night.

    Golden Stories Various
  • Hoang returned to the forecastle-hatch and went below, groping under his bunk in his ditty-box.

  • He wanted a ditty-box, too; something extra large and old, and strong, and a tray with a lock-up till in it.

    Golden Stories Various

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