It warned me against keeping "a ditty-box that others have a better claim to, and is like to cost you dear."
If there is a thief on board, no man's ditty-box will be safe.
I reckon that I cleared a good bit more over that ditty-box.
I had the corners of that ditty-box off as soon as Isaac had gone for the night.
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.