from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a theater, a frame, usually hung in a greenroom, in which calls or notices to attend rehearsals, etc., are placed.


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  • Walked around Chinatown, got a little lost, but then the Canal St subway rose up in the distance like a giant red public call-box leading to the TARDIS.

    "Keep the Canolis."

  • He travels through time and space in what appears to be a 1950s-style blue British police call-box that is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.

    Yes, as a matter of fact, I am a Torchwood fan...

  • My inner Trivial Psychic* let out a squeal, so I waited and watched from my position on the third-floor balcony, immediately above the call-box, as a FedEx man walked towards our building's entrance.

    tiny rewards

  • Or that his phone call could have been made from a nearby call-box and he was even now listening to her mother's only too obviously trumped-up excuses.

    The Course Of True Love

  • 'Where's the nearest call-box?' he asked Moffat, who still seemed interested in the tights.

    Strip Jack

  • ‘When he came back from the call-box he’d stopped laughing.

    Maigret at the Crossroads

  • He went out of the call-box - and stepped right in front of old Clear-Orf, who had been watching him through the glass.

    The Mystery of the Secret Room

  • So, limping badly, he followed Fatty down to the call-box.

    The Mystery of the Secret Room

  • But probably he didn't want his mother to hear what he was saying, so he had gone out to the public call-box.

    The Mystery of the Secret Room

  • Maigret, still turning over these rather confused thoughts in his head, went into a bar, ordered a glass of beer and shut himself up in the call-box.

    Maigret in Society


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