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  • n. Plural form of cash-box.


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  • Scrooge is set free from his own heavy chain of cash-boxes at the end of the book, when, instead of sitting on his pile of money, he begins to spend it.

    Debtor's Prism

  • Marley totes a long chain made of "cash-boxes, keys, padlocks, ledgers, deeds, and heavy purses wrought in steel."

    Debtor's Prism

  • Publishers should no sooner read the opening pages of An Archer of Charles IX. than they should open their cash-boxes with “How much do you want?”

    Two Poets

  • It was long, and wound about him like a tail; and it was made (for Scrooge observed it closely) of cash-boxes, keys, padlocks, ledgers, deeds, and heavy purses wrought in steel.

    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 1 Marley’s Ghost | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • Large numbers of articles of the above description, such as tea-trays, tea-canisters, cash-boxes, coal-boxes, and similar goods, are japanned at Birmingham, and it is to such that the preceding instructions apply.

    Handbook on Japanning: 2nd Edition For Ironware, Tinware, Wood, Etc. With Sections on Tinplating and Galvanizing

  • [Page 162] waitress doing her hair and the cashier unlocking the cash-boxes.

    Bliss, and Other Stories

  • He retired, and in half an hour returned with two clerks who bore books, himself a carpet-bag containing in cash-boxes £ 850,000, paper and gold, which he deposited on the Admiral's _bureau_, and, after again protesting before the clerks, went away.

    The Lord of the Sea

  • Hats and garments, cash-boxes and account-books, littered the hallways, and were piled in little heaps at the entrances to the elevators -- impedimenta that must inevitably be abandoned at the last if life itself were to be saved.

    The Doomsman

  • Perhaps steel cash-boxes with a chased design, on the covers; or perhaps a black and brass box with a handle on the top, and full of goodness knows what.


  • Thurston House, and the contents of the cash-boxes were counted over by half a dozen eager workers.

    A Houseful of Girls


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