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  • The blow smote the rail just for'ard of the fore-shrouds, splintering a gap through it as if it were no more than a cigar-box and cracking the covering board.

    CHAPTER XV

  • Shelley Rickey plays "Tonight, You Belong to Me" on her handmade cigar-box ukulele

    Boing Boing

  • Swim Ink 2/LLC/Corbis A cigar-box label commemorating Charles Lindbergh's 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic.

    A Race Across the Pond

  • Hey, McKnickers–plenty of legendary blues musicians started out playing wires tacked to boards, or cigar-box guitars.

    Regretsy – Canjo Kazooie

  • The cubist abstraction of the cocktail glass stands in opposition to the elegantly traditional representation of the cigar-box lid.

    He Was a Cocktail Artist

  • Back then the paddles were made of cigar-box lids and the balls were widdled from champagne corks.

    Lindsay Mannering: So Out, It's In: Ping-Pong

  • Published by O'Reilly Media Inc. of Sebastopol, Calif., the magazine produces weekly how-to videos for a host of projects -- everything from making your own catapult to creating a cigar-box banjo.

    Lights! Camera! Sales!

  • Good heavens! have I often and often thought in the midst of a song, or the very thick of a ball-room, can people prefer this to a book and a sofa, and a dear, dear cigar-box, from thy stores, O charming Mariana Woodville!

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • He pushed the cigar-box towards me and the two got up and left the room.

    Greenmantle

  • There was a cigar-box full of strange-looking ID badges he'd worn there.

    William Gibson biography

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