from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Great Britain, a small house intended to be occupied only during the hunting season. Such a house is commonly called shooting-box in the United States.


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  • Galloway's hunting-box, and we soon reached the highway, where we crossed the boiling torrent rushing along with frightful rapidity on its way to the sea.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End Robert Naylor

  • The Star itself, that singular monument, a former hunting-box of Bohemian Kings and built in the shape of a six-pointed star, is undergoing renaissance: it is being arranged as a museum for the Czecho-Slovak legionaries.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker

  • It was built by Jean Burckhardt, Count of Barth, for a hunting-box.

    The Man-Wolf and Other Tales Erckmann-Chatrian

  • It was built by James I. as a hunting-box for his son, Prince Henry, but ere the house was finished the young prince was dead, and all the promise of his short life gone with him.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 of Popular Literature and Science Various

  • It is a former royal hunting-box, built several centuries before the battle and planned as a six-pointed star.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker

  • Cannock Chase, which covered the elevations to our right, was still an ideal hunting-country, as its surface was hilly and diversified, and a combination of moorland and forest, while the mansions of the noblemen who patronised the "Hunt" surrounded it on all sides, that named "Beau-Desert," the hall or hunting-box of the Marquis of Anglesey, being quite near to our road.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End Robert Naylor

  • A narrow gorge down which a torrent foamed led upwards to the bluff, and the hut of which the windows were shuttered, and which seemed at that distance to have been built with an unusual elegance, was to Wogan's thinking a hunting-box.

    Clementina 1906

  • Lyulph's Tower, on Ulleswater, though immortalized by Wordsworth, is nothing but a modern hunting-box.

    Philip Gilbert Hamerton Hamerton, Philip G 1896

  • The illness which seized Victor Emmanuel at his hunting-box of San Rossore, in a malarious part of Tuscany, proved so serious that his life was despaired of.

    The Liberation of Italy Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco 1891

  • Keen Lung seems to have passed his time between his palace at Pekin and his hunting-box at Jehol, a small town beyond the Wall.

    China Demetrius Charles Boulger 1890


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