from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small box in which anglers carry worms or small bait for fish.
  • noun A tank in which bait for fish is taken to the fishing-ground.


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  • He used the foil to wrap the money, which he replaced in the bait-box.

    Trullion: Alastor 2262

  • "Akadie left a parcel in my bait-box, for a fact. "

    Trullion: Alastor 2262

  • She opened the bait-box, and pulling out the foil-wrapped package, tore it open.

    Trullion: Alastor 2262

  • That chick must have been as full of worms as a fisherman's bait-box.

    Bird Day; How to prepare for it

  • Even Jasper grinned, as he handed the creature on to Morton, to be thrown into the bait-box under the stern-seat, and, amid lighter sallies and laughter, instead of tears, they rowed away.

    Sara, a Princess

  • Why, she asked herself as she continued to stare through the crack, why should Teacher be cherishing that old bait-box?


  • Such questions, like those pertaining to the boots or coat which one should wear, the style of bait-box one should carry, or the brand of tobacco best suited for smoking in the wind, are topics for unending discussion among the serious minded around the camp-fire.

    Fishing with a Worm

  • When you meet a youngster, ostentatiously setting forth for the Gully Road, with bait-box and pole, you need not ask where he is going; though if you have any human sympathy in the pride of life, you will not deny him his answer: --

    Tiverton Tales

  • Mr Blumenthal stood where Rex had left him, holding out the bait-box and gazing after them.

    In the Quarter

  • If he'd stand on his head on the cashier's desk, the cashier would laugh first, and then, to get rid of him, would suggest that he go into the dining-room and play with the headwaiter; and when he upset the contents of his bait-box in Mrs. Harkaway's lap, she interfered when I scolded him, and said she liked it.

    Paste Jewels


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