Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A box for holding money or for receiving contributions of money.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I continued on as sturdy as an unbreakable money-box.

    The Getting of Ignorance

  • He gives a revolution as a tradesman whose money-box is empty gives a ball.

    Les Miserables

  • Just without the city gate, on the Albara road, is a small house, with an altar in it, and a stationary money-box: also for the benefit of the souls in Purgatory.

    Pictures from Italy

  • “He is worth two hundred thousand francs and more, without counting his money-box, and he has sold his son up, they say.”

    Eve and David

  • CIECO — a blind man — saying his prayers, and a VECCHIO PADRE — old friar-rattling a money-box.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • “Tom,” — if its treasurer had run away with the money-box, then I might have made a pathetic appeal to your feelings.

    Speeches: Literary and Social

  • The woman who had just overthrown that iron-bound money-box, called Nucingen, had appeared to him as one of those who are unique in their generation.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • It did not even add anything to a man's wages; it only took away something from a man's wages and locked it up, whether he liked it or not, in a sort of money-box which was regarded as a medicine-chest.

    G.K. Speaks - The Transformation of Socialism

  • She fully understood the cause of the deference which all the Castlewood family showed to her — mother, and daughter, and sons, — and being a woman of great humour, played upon the dispositions of the various members of this family, amused herself with their greedinesses, their humiliations, their artless respect for her money-box, and clinging attachment to her purse.

    The Virginians

  • At Queen's SF Soc last night and thus am now the proud owner of a Tardis money-box the default use for a model Tardis, basically and --wait for it: the Dr Who chocolate advent calendar.

    Bonsai space opera.

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