Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A box designed to contain toilet-powder and a puff. It is often made an ornamental article for the toilet-table.

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Examples

  • Julia_ when he made the audience expect throughout the play a revelation of the truth about the puff-box and then left them disappointed in the end.

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • A pin from Elise's pin cushion, -- or some powder from her puff-box?

    Patty's Social Season

  • He goes then behind the counter and pulls down a mandarin coat weighted with embroidery, or maybe an intricately carved puff-box, saying "The merchant gives you this with his compliments."

    East of Suez Ceylon, India, China and Japan

  • He puts quick-lime into the young ladies 'puff-box, and gives them a wash of lunar caustic to allay the irritation.

    Odd Leaves from the Life of a Louisiana "Swamp Doctor"

  • Mary Catesby Thornton Woodford, who married the Rev. John Churchill Willis, and whose grand-daughters now own these spoons; that the General's rosewood box which he inherited from his great grand-father, Mark Catesby the famous naturalist, is now in the possession of Miss Irene Woodford Gordon, of Spotsylvania county; and that Mildred Gregory's silver puff-box, with her name engraved thereon, which descended the

    A History of Caroline County, Virginia

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