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knife box

noun
1.
a box, often ornamental and sometimes closed with a lid, for containing table knives.
Origin of knife box
1770-1780
1770-80
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  • I placed 'em safe in the knife-box last night, and they're gone this morning.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • I have not been near your knife-box; I have not put my foot inside the door.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • If she had not behaved as she did Bertie or Eva would have remembered to clean out the knife-box.

  • Eventually, after buying the knife-box, Karen got rid of the man with the antiques.

    Murder in the Gunroom Henry Beam Piper
  • Large and small tray napkins, and knife-box cloths, are made in the same manner.

  • On it stood a tea-caddy of mahogany, a knife-box, and several silver boxes.

    Polly's Business Venture Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • One of the best kinds of boxes for this purpose is a knife-box such as can be bought for ten or fifteen cents.

    The Boy Craftsman A. Neely Hall
  • Large and small tray napkins and knife-box cloths, are made in the same manner.

  • He put them into a knife-box, he says, and this morning they are gone.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Last term I made a knife-box, and it was useful, because Mama's was getting old.

    Toy-Making in School and Home Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne

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