from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A squaro chest or box, filled with earth, used for making parapets for batteries where gabions or sand-bags are not to be had.


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  • When I returned, Maggie was digging under the telephone battery-box with a hair-pin and muttering to herself.

    The Confession

  • And, indeed, by that time Maggie had convinced herself that she had known all along there was something in the telephone battery-box.

    The Confession


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