Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small box in which anglers carry worms or small bait for fish.
- n. A tank in which bait for fish is taken to the fishing-ground.
“He used the foil to wrap the money, which he replaced in the bait-box.”
“Akadie left a parcel in my bait-box, for a fact. ”
“She opened the bait-box, and pulling out the foil-wrapped package, tore it open.”
“That chick must have been as full of worms as a fisherman's bait-box.”
“Even Jasper grinned, as he handed the creature on to Morton, to be thrown into the bait-box under the stern-seat, and, amid lighter sallies and laughter, instead of tears, they rowed away.”
“Why, she asked herself as she continued to stare through the crack, why should Teacher be cherishing that old bait-box?”
“Such questions, like those pertaining to the boots or coat which one should wear, the style of bait-box one should carry, or the brand of tobacco best suited for smoking in the wind, are topics for unending discussion among the serious minded around the camp-fire.”
“When you meet a youngster, ostentatiously setting forth for the Gully Road, with bait-box and pole, you need not ask where he is going; though if you have any human sympathy in the pride of life, you will not deny him his answer: --”
“Mr Blumenthal stood where Rex had left him, holding out the bait-box and gazing after them.”
“If he'd stand on his head on the cashier's desk, the cashier would laugh first, and then, to get rid of him, would suggest that he go into the dining-room and play with the headwaiter; and when he upset the contents of his bait-box in Mrs. Harkaway's lap, she interfered when I scolded him, and said she liked it.”
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