Sweat box


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(Naut.) a small closet in which refractory men are confined.

See also: Sweat

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Dogs bark and scurry round the cow pats in the yard, cattle graze in the fields out back, next to them a tractor idles with its doors propped open to prevent inside becoming a sweat box in the strong summer sun.
Another passenger, who did not want to be named said: "The heat was unbearable... We were stuck in this sweat box and couldn't breathe because the air con was switched off."
Then after introducing training concepts with Nora called SWEAT Box, she suggested we make healthy post-workout meals such as sandwiches as she was already popular for her homemade healthy sandwiches.
The venue was The Cluny and it was absolutely heaving with "sold out" signs on the door, and for once in this most inconsistent of summers, it was a sweat box. Support was another band from Sunderland that Teessiders have taken to their hearts, Lilliput.
Firstly the Riverside of old, the sweat box that hosted the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Oasis and errr, Gwar, is no more, having closed down in 1999.
A gang of masked men armed with a sledgehammer and a gun ambushed the G4S van - known to crooks as a 'sweat box' - containing Downes and Kirk Bradley in Trinity Way, Manchester just after 8.30am on July 18, 2011.
"Given the feeling and the whole vibe of this record we wanted to do a tour and play smaller sweat box rooms," explains Kris.
What we can both agree on is that his runaway lead in the all-weather jockeys' championship is something that has been achieved with more help from the sweat box than from Mother Nature.
He then heads into the showers after a session in the "sweat box" sauna where he conducts a live phone interview with Sky Sports.
If only one was still able to taste milk and bacon that was turned out then; now much of the bacon is sweat box bacon, as opposed to that housed on straw, the milk little better that white water when years ago there was cream at the top of the bottle.