from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In England, the first week-night after Christmas; the night of boxing-day.
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[Illustration] For many years this play was acted on boxing-night, as
The strange noises, the confusion, the shouting and roaring, amid which all this is done, too, would put to shame the most turbulent sixpenny gallery that ever yelled through a boxing-night.