pepper box

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Noun1.Pepper box - a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling ground pepperpepper box - a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling ground pepper
shaker - a container in which something can be shaken
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While on a lime-trading ship when he was 16 he punched a hole in the centre using the ship's tin pepper box and said he later taught the technique to his mother Elizabeth Gregory.
As a duet, the song may continue with the maiden's demands of him ("Now, sir, you have questioned me three times three/But I might ask as many as thee"), beginning with her wanting him to buy her an acre of land "between salt water and the sea sand." He may then be required to plough it with a team of mice, sow it with a pepper box, reap it with a sea fowl's quill, or shear it with a sickle of leather, bind it up with a peacock feather, a rope made of heather, or a hummingbird feather, carry it home on the back of a snail, send it to mill on a butterfly's back, then thrash it well in a boardless barn that hangs from the sky by a fine thread of yarn.
I have a Starr .32 caliber, four barrel pepper box that is missing several parts, including a firing pin, firing pin ratchet, firing pin spring and keeper.