from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A covered shed or bath-house in which open-air bathers change their dress.


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  • She had, when we were children, refused to take us to a seaside place because she heard it possessed a bathing-box,127 but she loved the activities of a fishing village.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • "Corporal Cotter," said Haines, "will drop out of the ranks as the column passes the third bathing-box, numbering from the south end of the beach, Mrs. Tompkins 'bathing-box, which is painted bright green."

    Our Casualty, and Other Stories 1918

  • Haines was, very properly, most particular about defining the bathing-box exactly.

    Our Casualty, and Other Stories 1918

  • The sooner he is found the sooner he can start life in a bathing-box.

    There was a King in Egypt

  • The little bathing-box had two doors, one to the water, the other to the path.

    A Thief in the Night: a Book of Raffles' Adventures

  • It was half a dock for the dingy in which one plowed these miniature waters and half a bathing-box for those who preferred their morning tub among the goldfish.

    A Thief in the Night: a Book of Raffles' Adventures

  • The boat-house and the bathing-box were both here; and here, too, as being within easy reach, I had from earliest years climbed and scrambled and explored, until every stone was almost as familiar as the letters of my alphabet; and I could tell at what state of the tide certain rocks would be uncovered, and knew at a glance whether it would be safe to cross from one part to another on stepping-stones, or whether, to reach a given spot, we must go round by the side of the hill.

    The Story of the White-Rock Cove

  • Bob has built me a bathing-box out of a tree, and it's a huge success; he's very pleased with himself as an architect. "

    Back to Billabong


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