Boxing Day


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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Boxing Day first weekday after Christmas
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The concept of Boxing Day, which is on December 26th, was to give boxes of food and clothing to the poor. It is now viewed in some countries as a time to get merchandise from stores at reduced prices
    • Boxing day The first week day after Christmas, a legal holiday on which Christmas boxes are given to postmen, errand boys, employees, etc. The night of this day is boxing night.
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In literature:

Stores were taken out to the ships by night, and the empty boxes brought back and stacked on the beaches during the day.
""Over There" with the Australians" by R. Hugh Knyvett
Boxing Day, for us "Relief Day," was bitterly cold, and an occasional blizzard made getting into trenches all the more difficult.
"The Fifth Leicestershire" by J.D. Hills
The play-box had been George's play-box in the days of his preparatory school, and it still had his name printed across it.
"What Timmy Did" by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
One day, when I was a small girl, my little sister Katy and I found in the yard a dry-goods box, in which the new carpets had been sent home.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, September 1878, No. 11" by Various
If carefully baked and cooled, these rolls may be stored in an air-tight box and they will keep for several days.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
A box of gold had fallen from a steamship, and the next day these two men went down after it.
"Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy" by Frank Richard Stockton
We quarreled over something I found one day in his private box.
"The Mystery at Putnam Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
Next day, arter ve got him into his box, ve vatched and listened.
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
I want the one about the dinner bell is ringing in the bread box this fine day.
"Uncle Wiggily in the Woods" by Howard R. Garis
All that day the force of the Box R ranch labored in the increasing storm to get the home herds safely behind the shelter of the corral.
"Ben Blair" by Will Lillibridge

In poetry:

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
You get Vegematic and the Pocket Fisherman, too,
Iluminated, illustrated History of Life
And Box Car Willie with a ginsu knife,
A bamboo steamer and a garden weasel, too,
And a tie dyed day-glow souvenir shirt
From Six Flags Over Burbank.
"Vegematic" by Shel Silverstein

In news:

The lethal sting of the box jellyfish could one day be treated with a zinc compound, new research suggests / Robert Hartwick.
The lethal sting of the box jellyfish could one day be treated with a zinc compound, new research suggests Robert Hartwick.
Moving the gift boxes to their regional depots takes nine days.
If you notice your pets seem to become more lethargic during these gray winter days, you might want to consider a pet-friendly light box.
0The box is available for dropoffs 24 hours a day, no paperwork required.
Pelion High School students returned to class Friday afternoon, after being evacuated earlier in the day following the discovery of a training grenade in a box on campus, Lexington 1 officials said.
After four fairly orderly days at the Olympics, perhaps the wacky world of amateur boxing was overdue for an eventful night.
But on a day when Troy Brown could have been used on the field instead of rocking his new Patriots Hall of Fame jacket in the owner's box, New England dropped a heartbreaker to the underdog Arizona Cardinals.
Dan (Charlie Day, left) and Box (Jason Sudeikis) play third and fourth wheel during a romantic ride with Garrett (Justin Long) and Erin (Drew Barrymore).
Loses to Great Britain on Historic First Day of Women's Boxing.
When it was released in 1993, 'Groundhog Day' was only a modest success at the box office.
NONE OF THE ABOVE – The United States remains one of the most religious nations in the world, though these days more and more Americans are checking the box "none" when asked about religious affiliation.
Gleason's Gym will host it's second annual Masters Clinic and boxing show in the next few days, February 18-20,2010.
For one day only, Amazon is slashing 62 percent off this Blu-ray box set.

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