from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In machinery, a box that is open at one side.


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  • After shooting a half-box through the .270, I put it aside for some technique time with a. 17HMR, and found that my flinch had gotten so bad I couldn't even pull the trigger without hunching into it.

    When It Kicks, You Pay

  • They had 100 pounds of bread; seven small pieces of salt pork, each weighing about four pounds; one half-box of raisins; 12 two-pound cans of oysters, clams, beef bully and soup; six buckets of raw potatoes, already rotting; four hams; and a keg with four pounds of butter.

    A Furnace Afloat

  • I went to the bamboo half-box, half-basket Cross had made, and brought it back to where the Indian was sitting nursing his wounded leg, took off the lid, and carefully withdrew the trogon.

    Through Forest and Stream The Quest of the Quetzal

  • I own When the Levees Broke on DVD, and I ran through nearly a half-box of tissues watching it.


  • The packaging is the half-box style that's currently common with these larger toys.


  • There were large aluminum beams creating a half-box frame behind and around them, and they had connected strips of white cloth from behind them to above them and to the sides of them in a way that created really cool geometric shapes not unlike the spirograph's you made when you were a kid; only these were three dimensional and changed colors throughout the show.


  • I’ll cross the desert before me on my elbows, scale the wall at the end of it using only my earlobes and a ladder cunningly fashioned from my last 17 hairs, and rescue my kid sister/the love of my life/the President of the republic armed only with my wits and this half-box of toothpicks!

    Author! Author! » 2010 » March

  • I expect that there will be periodic accidents for some time to come, but we haven’t used a pull-up in months and I’m ready to consider getting rid of the half-box we have left.

    » Ditching the Pull-Ups

  • Oh, there’s a half-box of Girl Scout cookies someone donated to the table as well.

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • The following is the method of making hard soap with this substance, which is preferable to potash or any of its preparations; it is also very economical: "One half-box of concentrated lye, four pounds of grease, one pound of rosin, five gallons of water.

    Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs


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