from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A box containing lighted tinder, formerly carried by soldiers who used matchlocks, to kindle the match.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A primer.


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  • The room is meagrely furnished, with a table on which are powder-flask, touch-box, etc., for charging guns, a stool or two, and an open keg of powder.

    The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays


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