from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A machine in which hay, straw, corn-stalks, etc., are cut into short pieces as feed for cattle.
- noun In diamond-cutting, a box into which the diamond dust falls when the diamonds which are cemented into the cutter and setter are rubbed against each other.
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In the summer, the plants are grown in the field, and not in pots, being transplanted from the cutting-box.
Or I love to catch up the bundles of oats as they are thrown down from the loft and send them whirling through the cutting-box so fast that they pour into the big baskets like streams of melted gold; or, grasping my pitchfork, I stuff the ricks over the mangers with the rich aromatic hay until I am as warm as when I loaded the wagons with it at midsummer noons.
Good alfalfa silage is more easily made when the alfalfa has been run through a cutting-box than when in the uncut forms.
a storage room for fanning mill, cutting-box, or other machinery, or implements, of same size and height as the granary.