Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A box in which clothes are kept (see rag, n., 12). [Slang.] The mouth: as, to shut the rag-box, to hold the tongue.

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Examples

  • '"Are you that?" sez I; "thin I'm O'Connell the Dictator, an' by this you will larn to kape a civil tongue in your rag-box. "

    Soldiers Three

  • "'Are you that?' sez I; 'thin I'm O'Connell the Dictator, an' by this you will larn to kape a civil tongue in your rag-box. '

    Indian Tales

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