from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chest for holding tools.
  • n. The tools occupying such a chest.


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  • Johnny Dooit next came on the platform with his tool-chest, and in a few minutes built a great flying machine; then put his chest in the machine and the whole thing flew away together -- Johnny and all -- after he had bid good-bye to those present and thanked the Princess for her hospitality.

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  • However, it seems as though a teacher who has the unique ability to reach the disadvantaged students in the disadvantaged schools (early on), with the information resources (in the tool-chest) could make great strides and “connections”.

    The exploding classroom « BuzzMachine

  • There are only two weapons in the imperial tool-chest; force and deception.

    New Skirmishes in the Information Wars

  • That will go back into the imperial tool-chest where it can be used as a branding-iron against dissidents, troublesome critics, or political enemies.

    Bush's Reckless attack on the Bill of Rights

  • “I say no more,” mumbled August and resumed his pawing about in the tool-chest.

    The Road Leads On

  • Fru Lund makes her way over to the tool-chest where Altmulig is busy with something.

    The Road Leads On

  • Adolf had to be carried down to the bunk-house in an empty tool-chest and it took two men to hold him up before Francis was able to walk, but both were dull in the head and thoroughly done out. —

    The Road Leads On

  • Conal opened the top drawer of his rolling tool-chest and produced a matched pair of filigreed swords; a pretty little human girl Sam had thought no more than eighteen went to the first-aid kit on the wall and opened it up.

    Born To Run

  • Here Kittie, you're the best runner, go to the house and bring me the largest hammer and longest nails in the tool-chest.

    Six Girls A Home Story

  • "You are as full of old saws as a carpenter's abandoned tool-chest," said

    Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence The Queer Old Man of the Thousand Islands


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