snuffbox


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snuff·box

 (snŭf′bŏks′)
n.
A small, often decorated box with a hinged lid, used for carrying snuff.

snuffbox

(ˈsnʌfˌbɒks)
n
(Antiques) a container, often of elaborate ornamental design, for holding small quantities of snuff

snuff•box

(ˈsnʌfˌbɒks)

n.
a box for holding snuff, esp. one small enough to be carried in the pocket.
[1680–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snuffbox - a small ornamental box for carrying snuff in your pocketsnuffbox - a small ornamental box for carrying snuff in your pocket
box - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
Translations

snuffbox

[ˈsnʌfbɒks] Ncaja f de rapé, tabaquera f

snuffbox

nSchnupftabakdose f, → Tabatiere f (geh)

snuffbox

[ˈsnʌfˌbɒks] ntabacchiera
References in classic literature ?
Why can't the widow get back her silver snuffbox that was stole?
The countess reflected a moment and took a pinch from a gold snuffbox with her husband's portrait on it.
But, one morning, he walked into the bar, and taking out his snuffbox, says "Chickweed, I've found out who done this here robbery.
He held out his snuffbox of old gold, with a great amethyst in the centre of the lid.
Physical exam was notable for snuffbox tenderness and limited range of motion in all directions.
Similarly, an internal flange carved from the lid of the box provided a fit so close, it was claimed to be airtight, a challenge which snuffbox makers had wrestled with previously without success.
Some believe the pub got its name after King James VI gifted the landlord an ornate ram's head snuffbox.
Here the Chamberlain broke in, rapping on his snuffbox.
On examination, he had persistent anatomic snuffbox tenderness.
What the bird snatches, of course, is Sing's snuffbox with Pilate's name in it, one of Pilate's most cherished--and only--possessions that she covets until moments before she is shot, separating it from the body she will no longer need.
That donation, which includes Davy Crockett's bullet pouch, Jim Bowie's sword and Sam Houston's snuffbox, helped spark lawmakers' interest in increasing the landmark's funding, according to Senate Finance Chairwoman Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound.