from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The passage or chamber, in an internal-combustion engine, between the mixing-chamber and the admission-port.


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  • Later, I was had up before him in his room and was severely reprimanded for breaking the glass of the gas-box and "inspection" glass, and for defacing the walls of my cell, but I was dismissed with a caution for glass breaking, and my punishment was reserved for the Visiting Magistrates.

    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences

  • Then once convinced that the mask was not a gas-box she accepted the liberty with reasonable _sang-froid_ and sat blinking beadily out through the canary's yellow-rimmed eye-sockets with frank curiosity towards such proceedings as were about to follow.

    Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs

  • He also, once convinced that the mask was not a gas-box, resigned himself to the inevitable, and corporeally independent of such vain props as Chemistries or Sermons, lolled his fine height against the mahogany chair-back.

    Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs


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