Pounce box


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pounce box a box for sprinkling pounce.
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In literature:

There was an ink-horn, a box of pounce, some quills, and a sheaf of paper there.
"The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series" by Rafael Sabatini
Finally she pounced upon his pipe and tobacco-box.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
There was something else in the box which Mary pounced upon and carried down the ladder.
"Mary Ware's Promised Land" by Annie Fellows Johnston
The box, however, contained naught but the spirit of Sleep, who, pouncing upon Psyche, laid her low by the roadside.
"Myths of Greece and Rome" by H. A. Guerber