Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A box in which salt is packed for sale or for transportation.
- n. A box for keeping salt for domestic use.
- n. An English naval term for a receptacle in which a temporary supply of gun-cartridges is kept on deck.
“God Damn America - Especially Pennsylvania yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'God Damn America - Especially Pennsylvania'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: At a PA gas station, I scored the paper and coffee, spilled some on the front page the closest thing I\'ve got to a religious ritual then parked in front of a row of insanely pretty salt-box houses shining like mad teeth on the river bank.”
“While surveying the interior architecture of a lean-to connected to the salt-box section of the house, we noticed a small trap door in the ceiling of a closet.”
“He was so small that his mother used to put him on the table to play; and once she found him in the salt-box.”
“Old maids like to have a good time, as well as other folks; so, I don't shut myself up moping in my little salt-box of a room.”
“Underneath the seat, beside the salt-box, on the right near the wee crock in the left hand corner.”
“Raich down the salt-box, Nell,' says the man o 'the house to his wife.”
“Everything was locked up; the coal-cellar, the candle-box, the salt-box, the meat-safe, were all padlocked.”
“Then I took down the salt-box that was on the chimney-shelf and mixed handfuls of salt in the porridge left in the pot.”
“Swedish woman, who lived on tea and sugar, and afterwards had gone away and borne nine children, more frail and anaemic than herself; there had been the stout personage with the Irish brogue who had dropped the Christmas turkey out of the window and had not taken the trouble to go down after it; there had been the little old negress who had gone insane, and hurled the salt-box at his mother's head.”
“Lying on the top of the salt-box was a bunch of fairy flax, and sewed in the folds of her own scapular was the dust of what had once been a four-leaved shamrock, an invaluable specific for seein the good people, if they happened to come within the bounds of vision.”
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