from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small house or lodge for the accommodation of a sportsman or sportsmen during the shooting-season.


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  • I never wish to go to a great castle again; above all, I never wish to go to a little shooting-box.

    The Newcomes

  • I had forgotten the ducks and the cold, and, suddenly presented as a shooting-box in inclement weather, the Dulcibella lost ground in my estimation, which she had latterly gained.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • About midday, Captain Lund drove down on the ice to draw up the boat owned by his sons; after which he was to return a second time for the decoys and shooting-box of the homeward-bound sportsmen.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields

  • Replete with every comfort, a shooting-box for the sportsman and a sure refuge for the overworked, the house-boat represents to me the acme of leisure and repose.

    Life and sport in China Second Edition

  • The laps were then "turned" over the edge of an axe with a billet of wood cut from the old cross-bars of Davies's shooting-box, which were young ash saplings.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields

  • Returning to the old berg, the party took down the shooting-box from the top of the cave, and filling it with the remaining boughs, and a part of the seal-skins, blubber,

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields

  • Affeton Castle has been for many years altogether in ruins, but in the middle of the last century Sir George Stucley roofed over the old gate-house and made it habitable as a shooting-box.

    Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts

  • The first essential for shooting-trips up the Yangtse is a good house-boat or light draft yacht of from ten to fifteen tons, into which you pack every requisite, and which is in reality your floating shooting-box for the time being.

    Life and sport in China Second Edition

  • The Bullers at one time lived chiefly in Cornwall, and Downes was originally a shooting-box.

    Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts

  • Palm-tree House belonged for more than twenty years to a British merchant, who simply provided accommodation for any sportsman liking to come out and put up for a week or so outside Mogador: it has still the air of a shooting-box.

    In the Tail of the Peacock


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