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.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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.