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  • n. Plural form of phonebox.
  • n. Alternative spelling of phone boxes.


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  • The poor sod was sent around the country like a trainspotter to look at phoneboxes, and he scarily notes the different between the "K1 model, designed in 1921, and the K2 model, from 1924, and a K6, designed in 1935."

    Hugo 'Phonebox Spotter' Rifkind?

  • The company said that it could offer an increasing number of hotspots, many of which will be based around old phoneboxes owned by its partner Spectrum Interactive, if the trial is successful. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • I spose that makes me an internet hero, but then I know myself well enough by now to know I'd be straight in there, let the jokes about underpants and phoneboxes commence.

    Army Rumour Service

  • At around 5.30pm, I was sending quotes to the newsdesk from a corner of Parliament Square away from the front line when one of the gangs targeted the red phoneboxes by the Treasury building. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • I'm thinking of jacking this glorified wiretap and my phone an going back to lettersand public phoneboxes, and generally being on time!

    Alex Jones' Prison

  • And then I found myself without a landline and what do you know, the idea of frequenting London phoneboxes that were heavy with the stench of urine made me rethink that position.


  • Well, when the border's marked in red, and your torch filter is red, the world's your oyster; even to Monaghan, a mystical place in the very early hours when the stars rise over the buckled rooftops and oddly green phoneboxes.

    Army Rumour Service

  • THERE was a throwaway line in our story last week about the council trying to 'save' phone boxes that you might have missed - BT had announced that people could adopt phoneboxes.

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • They’ve, “already begun posting pictures of the village online and used the photographs to post tongue-in-cheek ‘masterplans’ on how to plot robberies, by climbing on red phoneboxes and swinging off tree branches,” says the story, adding:

    UK Google Street View (mis)adventure

  • Pictures would be funny too, but I can’t promise I won’t publish them or put them up in London phoneboxes.

    /Film UK - Sherlock Holmes, Sasha Grey, Bunny & the Bull, Wild Things Art and More | /Film


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