from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Cotton-waste or similar material, saturated with a lubricant, for packing the journal-box of an axle or shaft.
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On a Thursday morning, box-packing day, there's a collection of volunteers cutting chard, and weighing salad leaves and heaping flowers into rustic bunches, a vision of natural bounty that's merely underlined by the small babies crawling around one of them Ed and Yssy's six-month-old, Jude.
There are two ways of doing this; box-packing and bag-packing.