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Chinese boxes

pl.n.
A set of boxes of graduated size, each fitting inside the next larger one.

Chi′nese box′es


n.pl.
a matched set of boxes that decrease in size so that each box fits inside the next larger one.
[1825–30]
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It was a small Chinese box of black and gold-dust lacquer, elaborately wrought, the sides patterned with curved waves, and the silken cords hung with round crystals and tasselled in plaited metal threads.
According to the Chinese box office, Bajrangi Bhaijaan surpassed the first day collections of Aamir's Dangal in China.
According to Chinese box office, Bajrangi Bhaijaan has beaten the first day collections of Aamir's Dangal in China.
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