Box-day

Definitions

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    View of Box Hill, Misty Day
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Box-day one of the Court of Session vacation days when papers ordered to be deposited in court must be lodged
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. box—L. buxus—Gr. pyxos, the tree, pyxis, a box.

Usage

In literature:

She knew so exactly which box she sought, though she had never seen it since the day when Dr. Larrone brought it to her.
"Great Possessions" by Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
Boy fed him herself by day and night, sleeping in his loose-box for the first few weeks, she and Billy Bluff, who promised to be good.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
It was Sam Hodge, who played end and worked out what is known to-day as boxing the tackle.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
The issue of the conflict was still in the balance when, a few days later, a little gold box was brought to him without name or note.
"Roads from Rome" by Anne C. E. Allinson
When up ten days transplant to other boxes, six inches apart, and not less than four inches deep.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
I borrowed the municipal artillery; that is, the iron boxes which are charged with gunpowder on the day of the patron saint.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
We are deeply concerned in these days about the debasement of the ballot-box.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z" by Various
So he sent me a box of candy to restore my shattered nerves, and the next day they were all right.
"Sunny Slopes" by Ethel Hueston
We ate our Christmas dinner there, and on Boxing Day had Brigade sports.
"The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry" by D. D. Ogilvie
Experienced hands can fill two or more boxes in a day, for which as much as fifty cents a box used to be paid.
"The Story of Cooperstown" by Ralph Birdsall
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In poetry:

Wunst I looked our pepper-box lid
An' cut little pie-dough biscuits, I did,
And cooked 'em on our stove one day
When our hired girl she said I may.
"Some Scattering Remarks Of Bub's" by James Whitcomb Riley
The pillar box is quite a friend;
When Father goes away
My Mother has such lots to send,
Far letters every day,
And so I drop them in its mouth
When I go out to play.
"The Pillar Box" by Katherine Mansfield
The pillar box is very round
But hungry all the day;
Although it doesn't make a sound,
Folks know it wants to say,
"Give me some letter sandwiches
To pass the time away."
"The Pillar Box" by Katherine Mansfield
How warm the many candles shine
Of Samuel Dowbiggin's design
For this interior neat,
These high box pews of Georgian days
Which screen us from the public gaze
When we make answer meet;
"Verses Turned..." by Sir John Betjeman
Her grandmamma went out one day,
And by mistake she laid
Her spectacles and snuff-box gay
Too near the little maid; "Ah! well," thought she, "I'll try them on, As soon as grandmamma is gone. "
"Meddlesome Matty" by Ann Taylor
In an old box she kept her money hid away,
But being at the kirk one beautiful Sabbath day,
When to her utter dismay when she returned home,
She found the bottom forced from the box, and the money gone.
"John Rouat the Fisherman" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

When it was released in 1993, ' Groundhog Day' was only a modest success at the box office.
When it was released in 1993, ' Groundhog Day ' was only a modest success at the box office.
The traditional day for a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets, a box of Jell-O pumpkin spice pudding mix and regret.
The state shut down a rural day care center after an unannounced inspection found three crying infants hidden behind a closed door in a room that contained hot water heaters and electrical boxes.
Kangaroo Boxing Club's brisket burger and other reasons to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day.
With the dust settled in China, opening box office figures for " Looper " officially came in much lower than previously estimated: Pic tallied $16.7 million from Sept 28-Oct. 7, with $4.2 million earned during the first three days.
In a sad reminder of the days when heavyweight boxing used to mean something, Joe Frazier will be moved Saturday to a new crypt in the Philadelphia cemetery where he was buried a year ago.
Boxing legend Hector " Macho " Camacho died Saturday, several days after being shot in a drive-by in Puerto Rico.
Britons adored The Beatles — until Boxing Day in 1967 when the BBC aired a little movie called " Magical Mystery Tour" that was filmed in concert with the Fab Four's album on the same name.
Box stores may try to corner the market on Black Friday, the day of retail frenzy after - 11:33 pm.
Feige most recently produced "The Avengers," which set a three-day domestic box office record of $207.4 million in May.
The quadrilogy is a rarity in modern-day boxing.
If you're planning on Black Friday shopping, either here at home or down in Grand Forks or Fargo, be prepared for Boxing Day-like lineups (as shown here).
Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the five-day weekend starting November 21, led by.
Hugh Jackman is riding high these days, with his robot boxing film 'Real Steel' hitting number one at the box office.
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In science:

In general terms, the best planet candidates will have very shallow eclipses (∼<2–3%, implying a small companion) of short duration (∼<3h for a 3–4 day period transit, implying a dwarf star), with a clear flat bottom, and preferrably with a steep ingress/egress (i.e., a “box shape”).
Possible Transiting Planet Candidates from the EXPLORE Project
These observations revealed the presence of slowly fading X-ray point source (Gandolfi 2002b,c; Nicastro et al. 2002) with a decay best fit as t−0.82 ; (Nicastro et al. 2004)), the initial error radius was two arcminutes, however this was further refined to a 20′′ radius error box 8 days after the burst.
GRB 020410: A Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglow Discovered by its Supernova Light
Upper right: Zoom of the field (marked box in the left image) around the GRB 030725 OA observed with the 1.54mD telescope on La Silla 3 days after the burst occurred.
The red optical afterglow of GRB 030725
Replicate series B (boxes 13-24) was hybridized on a different day than the other two series.
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data
This refers to a CD (in former day a floppy disk), or a memory stick, which is connected directly to the box without any network in between.
Informal Control code logic
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