Pouncet-box

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Pouncet-box a box with a perforated lid for sprinkling pounce
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. ponce, pumiceā€”L. pumex, pumicis, pumice-stone.

Usage

In literature:

He came with some plea of bringing a pouncet-box from her, but I wager it was as a spy.
"The Chaplet of Pearls" by Charlotte M. Yonge
As to the coming of the agate and the pouncet box, the minds of the boys were very hazy.
"The Armourer's Prentices" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Truly, this must it be the angels put in their pouncet-boxes.
"It Might Have Been" by Emily Sarah Holt
I know that each day ye do things to pleasure me, things prodigal or such little things as giving me pouncet boxes.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
The old eyes brightened o'er the pouncet-box, Remembering loves, and brawls, and mains of cocks.
"King Cole" by John Masefield
Let me see; where's my pouncet-box?
"William Shakespeare as he lived." by Henry Curling
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