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drop box

noun, Textiles.
1.
a box for holding shuttles on a loom, as a box loom, used on either side of the race plate in weaving cloth having a variety of colors in the filling.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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on a loom, the container holding shuttles for wefts of various colors

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