from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A box in which salt is packed for sale or for transportation.
  • n. A box for keeping salt for domestic use.
  • n. An English naval term for a receptacle in which a temporary supply of gun-cartridges is kept on deck.


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