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1. A fully enclosed railroad car, typically having sliding side doors, used to transport freight.
2. boxcars A throw of two dice that turns up six spots on each.
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Noun1.boxcars - (usually plural) an expression used when two dice are thrown and both come up showing six spots
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
12, dozen, twelve, XII - the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one
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There was said to be two thousand dollars a week hush money from the tubercular steers alone; and as much again from the hogs which had died of cholera on the trains, and which you might see any day being loaded into boxcars and hauled away to a place called Globe, in Indiana, where they made a fancy grade of lard.
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When growers contemplate transporting their produce via rail boxcars, they sometimes harbor concerns about pallets and empty space within the cars.
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At 1 p.m., visitors can return to the O'Neal gymnasium for light refreshments and to watch the documentary "Project 2-3-1: Two Boxcars, Three Blocks, One City -- A Story of Elgin's African American Heritage." A traveling exhibit associated with the film will be on display at the school.
Allied airmen seeking to escape with aid from the French were considered "political prisoners." Packed into boxcars in lots of seventy, several French and two American airmen managed to pry open the floor of a boxcar and escaped before the train left Paris.
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