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flower box

noun
1.
a box used for growing decorative plants in or around the home, often attached to a window ledge.
Origin of flower box
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • She took some earth from the flower-box in the window, and with all her might flung it after that disappearing figure.

  • The sun-room is an excellent place for utilizing "flower-box" fixtures decorated with artificial foliage.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • I have schemes for a flower-box outside our windows at the flat.

    Miss Merivale's Mistake Mrs. Henry Clarke
  • The window sash was warped and stubborn; the woman excited, and in her anxiety something caught on the flower-box.

    The Long Dim Trail Forrestine C. Hooker
  • The window was open, and the flower-box outside was in full scent and colour.

    The Rubicon E. F. Benson
  • Thar was twenty-five thousand in that flower-box he guv to Jamie and the Little Lady; and this makes ten more.

    The Long Dim Trail Forrestine C. Hooker

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