Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Providing safe storage for valuables of any kind, such as bullion, bonds, documents, etc.: as, a safe-deposit company; safe-deposit vaults.
- n. a fireproof metal strongbox (usually in a bank) for storing valuables
“Sitting in a safe-deposit box in a discreet bank in Geneva, Switzerland— along with ten passports with ten other bogus names on them—was his genuine passport, the one imprinted with his real name: Orville Timken.”
“The man's lawyer told Muller he had a Honus Wagner card in a safe-deposit box.”
“A start panel of four contestants compete to answer questions which open safe-deposit boxes stuffed with money.”
“` I'll make it explicit enough, confound him, 'father declared, and departed for the bank to get the stock in question from his safe-deposit box.”
“Another is for a safe-deposit box that her bank had neglected to tell me about until after her death.”
“Demand for safe-deposit boxes is up this year in Portugal, bankers say, as depositors seek alternatives to accounts, which can be frozen in case the country goes bankrupt or exits the euro.”
“After his death last year, she went through 16 filing cabinets searching for a set of stock certificates—before finding them in a bank safe-deposit box.”
“Code to open the safe-deposit box is the missing number at the time you clean the dust before: 2, 4 and 5.”
“In that safe-deposit box you can find the key to enter the next room, and a diary page.”
“After the dust cleared, the table can be driven with the crowbar, then you will find a safe-deposit box.”
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