from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flat pouch or receptacle for newspapers or other articles, designed to be hung upon the wall of a room.


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  • On burning to its end, the match would ignite a cord holding the dynamite in a pasteboard receptacle, one side of which would fall down like the front of a wall-pocket as soon as the restraining cord was burned through; and immediately the dynamite in the box would be launched toward its destination.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 4, March, 1896

  • A little wooden rocker, another small, straight wooden chair, a hanging wall-pocket decorated with purple roses, a hanging bookshelf composed of three thin boards strung together with maroon picture cord, a violently colored picture-card of "Moses in the Bulrushes" framed in straws and red worsted, and bright-blue paper shades at the windows.

    A Voice in the Wilderness

  • The whole dishcloth is in this wall-pocket, i.e. no scraps left.


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