Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A box divided into compartments for keeping small shells of different varieties as part of a conchological collection.
- n. A box decorated by the application of shells arranged in ornamental patterns.
“I might yet have made all right, by stepping forwards and slipping into his hand the ruddy little shell-box I at that moment held tight in my own.”
“He saw the top corner of box nine disintegrate under the blast of a high-caliber shell-box nine, the box he and Nkomo had just completed.”
“Bobby took his place on the shell-box in the bow, his rifle between his knees.”
“Bobby found, when finally he and Mr. Kincaid emerged from the house carrying his valise, to be well packed with the shell-box, gun, bag and”
“All at once an idea struck me, and getting up I went and got the shell-box, and putting it into her hands, I said, "That is for you; it is yours.”
“A shell-box adorned the chest of drawers, and on the secretary near the window a bouquet of orange blossoms tied with white satin ribbons stood in a bottle.”
“Now you take this demijohn and fill it from the spring-hole you'll find back of the house, and I'll get the shell-box. ”
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