from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cast-iron box riveted to the bottom of the extension front of a locomotive-boiler, to form an opening through which the cinders can be cleaned out.


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  • Out of a cinder-box which stood in the corner he had just left, he took some pieces of coal, found a splinter of resinous wood, went up into the barn, closed the door after him and struck a light.

    Chapter III 1917


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