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  • n. Plural form of sentry-box.


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  • Not even so far as the sentry-boxes were Daughtry and Kwaque permitted to stroll.


  • A quarter of a mile in either direction, looking out along the shallow canyon of the sand-hills, Dag Daughtry could see the sentry-boxes of the guards, themselves armed and more prone to kill than to lay hands on any escaping pest-man, much less persuavively discuss with him the advisability of his return to the prison house.


  • The German soldiers by the innumerable sentry-boxes looked strangely like German toys, and the clean-cut battlements of the castle, gilded by the sunshine, looked the more like the gilt gingerbread.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • He multiplied the ordinary daily and nightly guard round his castle till there seemed to be more sentry-boxes than houses in the town, and doubtful characters were shot without mercy.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • The sentry-boxes, which you may observe at each side, will both open at the same moment.


  • Below the dial was a little platform, and at either end of it rose two miniature sentry-boxes, with closed doors.


  • They were perhaps sentry-boxes, or little summer-houses used to give shade.

    The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • These had an opening and could be used to sit in like sentry-boxes.

    The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • A mixed squad of Pinkertons and our own plant protection men closed in on me and hustled me past the sentry-boxes, across the cleared land, up to the rocket itself.

    The Space Merchants

  • Position has nothing to do with cause and effect in snoring, as there are instances on record of soldiers snoring while _standing_ asleep in sentry-boxes; and I have heard policemen snore _sitting_ on doorsteps, waiting to be wakened by the attentive "relief."

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 28, July, 1873


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