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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The head.

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  • The wind, which is very high up in our hills of Judea, though, I suppose, down in the Philistine flats of B. parish it is nothing to speak of, has produced the same effects on the contents of my knowledge-box that a quaigh of usquebaugh does upon those of most other bipeds.

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

  • Now I'm jest a-goin 'to let daylight into that little knowledge-box o' yourn, an 'fill it with good, wholesome idees, clean up to the brim, an' runnin 'over, -- good, honest,

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864

  • Judge Pardee, a bibulous and oracular limb of the law, had been chosen inquisitor-general, with powers to call for all the news that was stowed away in that secretive "knowledge-box" on the shoulders of the Engineer.

    A Wounded Name

  • 'You have some queer ideas, little one, in that pretty knowledge-box of yours.'

    The Man

  • "Let's see what damage your knowledge-box has sustained."

    The Downfall

  • I arn't sailed all round the world without picking up a few odds and ends to pack up in my knowledge-box.

    Fitz the Filibuster

  • I earnestly beg you to go on loving me a little, and, in the mean time, to excuse these very poor congratulations till I open new shelves in my small and confined knowledge-box, where I can stow away the good sense which I have every intention to acquire.

    The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Judea, though, I suppose, down in the Philistine flats of B. parish it is nothing to speak of, has produced the same effects on the contents of my knowledge-box that a quaigh of usquebaugh does upon those of most other bipeds.

    Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1

  • Anon a Virginia schoolmaster, too intent on a pocket Virgil to heed the helmsman's warning, "Bridge! bridge!" was saluted by the said bridge on his knowledge-box.

    Sketches from Memory (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")

  • Arrah, sure, it was all the same to Teddy -- only last Monday, he was more elevated than usual, for he had just reached the top of the steeple of one of the new churches with a three gallon can of beer upon his _knowledge-box_, and, perhaps a little too much of the _crature_ inside o! it.

    The English Spy An Original Work Characteristic, Satirical, And Humorous. Comprising Scenes And Sketches In Every Rank Of Society, Being Portraits Drawn From The Life

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