Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A box for perfume.

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Examples

  • My father has kindly presented me with the pretty gewgaws a girl loves — a dressing-case, toilet service, scent-box, fan, sunshade, prayer-book, gold chain, cashmere shawl.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • Then after the peel had become dry, the fruit was filled with spices, so as to make a sort of scent-box.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • Skippy, the human scent-box is undoubtedly in love.

    Skippy Bedelle His Sentimental Progress From the Urchin to the Complete Man of the World

  • The scent-box of memory is opened and exhales its perfumes.

    Jean-Christophe Journey's End

  • But the Sages “absolve the scent-box and the bottle of musk.”

    Hebrew Literature

  • “A woman must not go out with an eyed needle, nor with a signet ring, nor with a spiral head-dress, nor with a scent-box, nor with a bottle of musk; and if she go out she is guilty of a sin-offering.”

    Hebrew Literature

  • I said, as I admired the workmanship of this beautiful ornament, which contains a little scent-box at one end.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • My father has kindly presented me with the pretty gewgaws a girl loves -- a dressing-case, toilet service, scent-box, fan, sunshade, prayer-book, gold chain, cashmere shawl.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • “How could they come up to what you purchased the last time; that wee basket, made of willow twigs, that scent-box, scooped out of a root of real bamboo, that portable stove fashioned of glutinous clay; these things were, oh, so very nice!

    Hung Lou Meng

  • "How could they come up to what you purchased the last time; that wee basket, made of willow twigs, that scent-box, scooped out of a root of real bamboo, that portable stove fashioned of glutinous clay; these things were, oh, so very nice!

    Hung Lou Meng, Book II Or, the Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese Novel in Two Books

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