• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Box-iron A hollow smoothing iron containing a heater within.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n box-iron A smoothing-iron containing an inclosed space for live coals to keep it hot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Box-iron a hollow smoothing-iron which is heated by a heater put into it
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. box—L. buxus—Gr. pyxos, the tree, pyxis, a box.


In literature:

Below me stood the Lizard, intently watching a figure crouched on hands and knees before a small, iron-bound box.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
It may be described as a square iron box without a bottom.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
We cling to the iron-lined sides of the box to soften the blows.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
David saw a cellar strewn with iron bars, instruments, boxes, and a confused heap of stones.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
As he stalked away with his iron box.
"Captain Brand of the "Centipede"" by H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
He called to his wife to bring his iron-bound money box, which was done.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis
This he kept in his iron box during the day and under his pillow at night.
"A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties" by Charles Major
It may be said to consist of a large iron feed box, into which the cotton is passed in considerable quantities at one time.
"The Story of the Cotton Plant" by Frederick Wilkinson
The bottom of this riddle box is of sheet-iron, perforated with holes half an inch in diameter.
"Hittel on Gold Mines and Mining" by John S. Hittell
Reckless Amaryllis cared not a pin for all the spade guineas in the iron box.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
Mr. Meagles, for Little Dorrit's sake, tried hard to find the fragment of the will which Rigaud had kept in the iron box.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
He opened an iron box, took out all the money which he found there and put it in a bag.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
All day it lasted; I locked up my papers in the iron box, in case it was a hurricane, and the house might go.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Just then he saw a lady putting a letter in an iron box which was fastened to a post on a corner of the street.
"Rollo in Society" by George S. Chappell
It is not a box, nor an iron case.
"St. Peter's Umbrella" by Kálmán Mikszáth
It was an iron box filled with gold pieces.
"Tales of the Caravan, Inn, and Palace." by William Hauff
Jest come 'round the end of that box, an' look out for this pile of iron, 'cause you might trip.
"The Princess and Joe Potter" by James Otis
I 'll put it now with the rest, in that old iron box in the wall behind the chimney.
"Gerald Fitzgerald The Chevalier" by Charles James Lever
The matches now lay between a tinder box and an old iron saucepan and were talking about their youthful days.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
A mouse, shut up with a rattlesnake in an iron box, at first sat in one corner, the snake opposite to it.
"The Romance of Natural History, Second Series" by Philip Henry Gosse

In news:

Eight teams competed with cast iron, wood-fueled fires and boxes of ingredients from Duran's Farm Fresh Products.
Impossible – Ghost Protocol,' the fourth movie in the popular franchise, ruled the box office with an iron hand last week.
The lower cavity of the Titleist AP2 irons is enclosed by a tungsten nickel box.
A deal incorporating box office bonuses and back-end compensation for the man who plays Iron Man blows away the salaries of his superhero co-stars.
While the Wu-Tang Clan 's last full album was 2007's 8 Diagrams, the group did recently join forces for "Six Directions of Boxing," their contribution to the soundtrack for RZA's directorial debut, The Man With the Iron Fists.
He grabbed all their clothes that needed ironing, set up the ironing board in front of the TV, turned on some boxing, and cracked a beer.
Iron Man' crushes box office with $100M debut.
" Iron Man" crushed the box office in its opening weekend, taking in more than $104 million.
Iron Man ' crushes box office with $100M debut.
" Iron Man " crushed the box office in its opening weekend, taking in more than $104 million.
Iron Man' crushes box office with $100M debut.
"Iron Man" crushed the box office in its opening weekend, taking in more than $104 million.
After "Iron Man's" titanic summer at the box office, Paramount should have further cause for celebration with the film's DVD release.
Impossible – Ghost Protocol ,' the fourth movie in the popular franchise, ruled the box office with an iron hand last week.
Traditional cast-iron skillets don't emerge from the box with a nonstick surface.

In science:

Fig. 1. (Color online) Schematics for six categories of iron-based superconductors. Blue retangular box highlights common FeAs/FeSe layers.
Raman scattering in iron-based superconductors
Primary source spectra for species such as carbon and iron alone are insufficient to discriminate between Leaky Box and halo diffusion models (e.g. see Ptuskin et al.
Cosmic Ray Origin, Acceleration and Propagation
The polarized 3He target that sat on the pivot in Hall A was basically designed from the ground up. A magnetic holding field of roughly 2 mT was produced using a large iron box that also provided shielding from the fringe field of BigBite and served as a scattering chamber.
Recent Experimental Results from JLab