from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A box designed to contain toilet-powder and a puff. It is often made an ornamental article for the toilet-table.
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Julia_ when he made the audience expect throughout the play a revelation of the truth about the puff-box and then left them disappointed in the end.
A pin from Elise's pin cushion, -- or some powder from her puff-box?
He goes then behind the counter and pulls down a mandarin coat weighted with embroidery, or maybe an intricately carved puff-box, saying "The merchant gives you this with his compliments."
He puts quick-lime into the young ladies 'puff-box, and gives them a wash of lunar caustic to allay the irritation.
Mary Catesby Thornton Woodford, who married the Rev. John Churchill Willis, and whose grand-daughters now own these spoons; that the General's rosewood box which he inherited from his great grand-father, Mark Catesby the famous naturalist, is now in the possession of Miss Irene Woodford Gordon, of Spotsylvania county; and that Mildred Gregory's silver puff-box, with her name engraved thereon, which descended the
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