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pencil box

a shallow covered box, usually of pasteboard, for holding pencils and crayons: used by children as an item of school equipment.
Origin of pencil box
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Who's that one in the green jersey who sat by the window and dropped her pencil-box?

    A Fortunate Term Angela Brazil
  • Everything in her pencil-box was examined, and laid back with care, the slate-rag folded and tucked under the moist sponge.

    The Little Colonel in Arizona Annie Fellows Johnston

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