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  • n. Plural form of icebox.


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  • The United States Government through its agencies will provide for the storage, at the sole risk of the owner, of the more substantial household items, such as iceboxes, washing machines, pianos and other heavy furniture.

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  • Sam entered a world of iceboxes, horse-drawn buggies and, commonly, outhouses.

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  • Perhaps surprisingly, the working classes continued to purchase their radios and electric iceboxes.

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  • Back in the day when people used iceboxes to keep food cold, the iceman was a constant visitor in everyone's home, but once refrigerators became affordable, the iceman went the way of the Dodo bird.

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  • Food turned rancid in leaky, moldy wooden iceboxes but was often eaten anyway.

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  • Because the microphones picked up the sound of the gears grinding in the cameras, the cameras had to be placed in iceboxes—small, airless rooms with thick plate glass windows through which the movie was photographed, thus reducing superb lenses to mediocre ones.

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  • “In the morning,” he wrote, “we sat barefooted on the cool curb and ate ice from the Dairyland horse-drawn milk wagon or from the ice truck that supplied those that had iceboxes rather than new refrigerators.”

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  • She could probably sell iceboxes to Eskimos, and she makes no bones about the sales part of her job.


  • The majority of us used iceboxes rather than refrigerators, so it didn't make much of an impact.

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  • Margaret said ... thank you! biscuits are ridiculously easy to make they can make anyone look like a pro; i can't understand why anyone would ever buy the can of biscuits but i still see them lurking in people's iceboxes ... hopefully this converts some more people.

    Everything's better with biscuits | Homesick Texan


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