from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In telegraphy, a box containing terminals to which telegraph-wires are connected for convenience of testing.


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  • Earlier on I had noted marked on a Corps signalling-map a test-box between the quarry and the canal and another one along the railway embankment, not far from the retiring positions assigned to the batteries.

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  • I stood outside the test-box that had become a sort of Brigade H.Q. and listened to the waspish crack of our 18-pdrs. sending defiance to the enemy.

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  • The six signallers -- plus a terrier -- had crowded into the tiny sandbag shelter that protected the test-box.

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  • For my second test-box, I used a late beta of the outstanding Debian-based

  • 10.30 P.M.: I had reeled out my lines alongside the railway from the test-box to D Battery and to C and A, who, because of the nine guns the brigade had lost in the morning, had become a composite battery.

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