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  • She assigned herself the task of introducing both American and European Yiddish literature, in particular by creating the collection Yiddish Fields, which showed that, in her view, Yiddish literature constituted a vast sounding-box of world literature.

    Rachel Ertel.

  • Even the European Parliament has often been no more than a sounding-box for national interests.

    Managing the media

  • His arbour, as he called the reeking outhouse which he shared with the cat and the garden tools, served him also as a sounding-box: and every morning he hummed contentedly one of his favourite songs: O, TWINE ME A BOWER or BLUE

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • His arbour, as he called the reeking outhouse which he shared with the cat and the garden tools, served him also as a sounding-box: and every morning he hummed contentedly one of his favourite songs: O, TWINE ME A BOWER or BLUE EYES AND GOLDEN HAIR or THE GROVES OF BLARNEY while the grey and blue coils of smoke rose slowly from his pipe and vanished in the pure air.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • His arbour, as he called the reeking outhouse which he shared with the cat and the garden tools, served him also as a sounding-box: and every morning he hummed contentedly one of his favourite songs: O, TWINE ME A BOWER or BLUE EYES AND GOLDEN HAIR or

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • She had partly undressed and lain down, and instantly the hotel had transformed itself into a kind of sounding-box.

    The Old Wives' Tale

  • Gray lost no time in applying this chance discovery by designing the physiological receiver, which consists of a sounding-box having a zinc face and mounted on an axle, so that it can be revolved by a handle.

    Heroes of the Telegraph

  • They also during the course of the winter made several attempts to make violins after patterns seen on board, and actually succeeded in making a better sounding-box than could have been expected beforehand.

    The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II

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  • "'As you told me yourself long ago the service is a sounding-box in which tales echo for ever...'"

    --O'Brian, The Truelove, 33

    March 10, 2008