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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small perfume box with a perforated top.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A box with a perforated lid, for sprinkling pounce, or for holding perfumes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as pounce-box.

Etymologies

Perhaps alteration of *pounced-box, from pounce3.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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