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hunting box

noun, Chiefly British
a hunting lodge or house near or in a hunting area for use during the hunting season.
Also called hunt box.
Origin of hunting box
1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Lycosa then digs herself a settled abode, a hunting-box, and sits in her watch-tower, on the look-out for game.

    The Life of the Spider J. Henri Fabre
  • She and Nurse Betty were installed at his own hunting-box, Mildenham.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • “That house was erected as a hunting-box by one of my predecessors many years ago,” observed the Count.

    Fred Markham in Russia W. H. G. Kingston
  • I don't advocate the use of the hunting-box for bee hunting.

    Bee Hunting John Ready Lockard
  • She therefore requires a dwelling with a hunting-box close to the eggs watched over.

    The Life of the Spider J. Henri Fabre
  • In vain will you now seek for his hunting-box or his castle.

  • The “Haycock” ceased to be an inn, and is now occupied as a hunting-box.

  • He nursed me, by Jove, that he did, when I was down with fever in the hunting-box last year.

    Heriot's Choice Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • It was an old-fashioned building, standing in the midst of extensive pine woods—a hunting-box.

    The Green Book Mr Jkai
  • A little in advance, on the bank of the river, stood a hunting-box belonging to the Nawb, encompassed by a wall of masonry.

    Rulers of India: Lord Clive George Bruce Malleson

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