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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.
At Doha we had the normal thunderboxes for shitters, but also had the wooden construction for showers with a big black water container above.
Still they are a damn sight better than the long drop thunderboxes on some areas, which positively reek of sheisse.
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 '.
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.
Which ship smelt like 10,000 Arab thunderboxes on a hot day in Jallahbad?
Long exercises down in the American zone, in tents, with mojos supplying endless quantities of hot water, and sorting out the thunderboxes.