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  • Sounded like a typical analog cheese-box - in other words, great.

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  • What space and elbow-room can be found for quarter-deck dignity in the cramped lookout of the Monitor, or even in the twenty-feet diameter of her cheese-box?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 57, July, 1862

  • Not being able to damage the stranger with their British cannon, the rebel tried the effect of its powerful ram; but the "cheese-box" divining its intentions, nimbly got out of harm's way.

    Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 2, February 1886

  • It might have been described as a soap-box with a cheese-box on top of it; and these homely and familiar articles were perhaps not altogether out of keeping with the character of the humblest great man who ever lived.

    The Metropolis

  • The form of the Monitor is too well known to need description -- "a cheese-box on a raft," the name given her in derision, describes her as well as anything.

    American Men of Action

  • Several years ago a friend took a cheese-box, filled it with sharp sand to the brim, supported it in a tub of water so that the lower half-inch of the box was immersed.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • The only attention given the box was to keep the water high enough in the tub to touch the bottom of the cheese-box.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • When the unwieldy rebel turtleback, with her slow, awkward movement, tried to ram the pointed raft that carried the cheese-box, the little vessel, obedient to her rudder, easily glided out of the line of direct impact.

    A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • This was Ericsson's “cheese-box on a raft,” named by him the

    A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • This unique naval structure was promptly nicknamed “a cheese-box on a raft,” and the designation was not at all inapt.

    A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln

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