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  • n. Plural form of thunderbox.


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  • The villagers and the zamindar's family had long ago abandoned the attempt to exclude the butterflies from their homes, so that now whenever a trunk was opened, a batch of wings would fly out of it like Pandora's imps, changing colour as they rose; there were butterflies under the closed lids of the thunderboxes in the toilets of Peristan, and inside every wardrobe, and between the pages of books.

    The Satanic Verses

  • At Doha we had the normal thunderboxes for shitters, but also had the wooden construction for showers with a big black water container above.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Still they are a damn sight better than the long drop thunderboxes on some areas, which positively reek of sheisse.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Fortunately being in the BAT world, our thunderboxes on ex/in the 'Stan are never far from the rubs (makeshift aircraft hangars) which contain an abundance of' locking wire '.

    Army Rumour Service

  • The thunderboxes pits were prone to snakes and scorpions so every so often a smoke grenade would be chucked to persuade any nasties to seek shelter elsewhere.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Which ship smelt like 10,000 Arab thunderboxes on a hot day in Jallahbad?

    Army Rumour Service

  • Long exercises down in the American zone, in tents, with mojos supplying endless quantities of hot water, and sorting out the thunderboxes.

    Army Rumour Service


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