from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Specifically, the process of constructing large patterns by making them hollow instead of by using solid planks.
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During this time Rushton & Co. had had several 'boxing-up' jobs to do, and Crass always did the polishing of the coffins on these occasions, besides assisting to take the 'box' home when finished and to 'lift in' the corpse, and afterwards he always acted as one of the bearers at the funerals.
SCATULATION: packing or boxing-up (scatula = a box).
Brandon Ebel understands Foreman’s reluctance to associate himself with any sort of boxing-up.