from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In the pneumatic transmission of packages, a compartment or box at the receiving end of the pneumatic tube, arranged for the reception of the parcels.
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Kopp and Benjamin squatting behind us with a man who had a wireless receiving-box strapped to his shoulders.
One minute to six -- eager looks were on the faces of those who, from all sides, converged towards the great receiving-box.
"This is the receiving-box -- the inside of it," said Mr Bright, as he led the way through a glass door into a species of closet or compartment about six feet by ten in dimension, or thereabouts, with a low roof.