from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In car-building, a step or a short flight of steps inclosed at the sides by a stringer or guard; a platform-step in a passenger-car.


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  • My sisters and I called the box-step “the disaster dance.”

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • Kevin eyed me from across the room, doing the box-step with my mother.

    The Adults

  • So in our living room, two hours before the big dance, Tony Bennett was in the background leaving his heart in San Francisco, and my husband and I were doing our best to two-step, three-step, box-step—anything that looked remotely close to dancing.

    Muffins and Mayhem

  • They dance to their own drummer, and when they do, they don't do the box-step, they boogie!

    Let's Do It Like They Do On The Discovery Channel

  • Hands still in his pockets, he did a graceful little box-step, then gave Gemma a sideways glance.

    Leave the Grave Green


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