call box


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n call box a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called for
    • n call box booth for using a telephone
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In literature:

She had gone so far as to call at Scumberg's, and to leave a box of bonbons.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
They never minded the transfer in the least, and bloomed so handsomely in their boxes as to call forth many compliments.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
The Church used to keep a box about four feet long and two feet wide which it called the sacred ark of God.
"Men, Women, and Gods" by Helen H. Gardener
She called Little Sister to bring from the ice-box a slice of the steak she had bought for dinner.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
At the little town they called at a chemist's and bought a penny box of vaseline.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
As each man's name was called, he stepped forward, showed his ticket, and was allowed to draw a slip from the box.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Why not open the door and bestow me here in the box, or whatever you please to call it?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
That is, he was subdued until they were in what Mr. Sorber called "a private box" at the ringside of the circus and things began to happen.
"The Corner House Girls Growing Up" by Grace Brooks Hill
If he does, the General Staff will get a calling down at Washington, and I'll have my ears boxed.
"The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys" by Richard Harding Davis
I gazed with disaffection at the little box which for many a day I was to call home.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Because of this, he felt called upon to subject the box to more minute inspection.
"The Bandbox" by Louis Joseph Vance
All that polished brass and glass boxed up away from the moon and the shadows would call to me.
"A Diary Without Dates" by Enid Bagnold
Coming near to the grate, the prisoner called me by my name, and desired I would throw something into the box.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
At her low call they came and plunged at the box.
"The Little Regiment" by Stephen Crane
He would shake the box, turn it upside{46} down on the board, and call upon the group in front of him to make their bets.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
There are telephones or 'boxes' as they are locally called, connecting three or four houses into separate groups.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
In later days one might tell what manner of man had called to find you away if he chanced to leave his snuff-box behind.
"English Costume" by Dion Clayton Calthrop
Mrs. Shelton's orders were to box Mary's ears if she presumed to call herself Princess.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
Franchi called at the box-office, but only $800 was on hand.
"Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday" by Henry C. Lahee
The first thing that struck Sage as significant was that all these false calls were made from public call-boxes.
"John Dene of Toronto" by Herbert Jenkins

In poetry:

When the bar was closed and Limehouse dozed
Uncle watched and Auntie kept nix
They saw the young man called Hugh Pi Kan
Showing Wong-Wong his box of tricks.
"The Street Of A Thousand Lanterns 1934" by Billy Bennett
My mouth blooms like a cut.
I've been wronged all year, tedious
nights, nothing but rough elbows in them
and delicate boxes of Kleenex calling crybaby
crybaby , you fool !
"The Kiss" by Anne Sexton

In news:

Tickets are on sale now at the Chinook Winds Box Office, online, or by calling 1-888-MAIN-ACT.
The worldwide Christmas project called Operation Christmas Child collects shoe boxes filled with gifts for needy children overseas.
Tickets start at $70 and go on sale Dec 27, available at, the venue box office or by calling 918-384-ROCK.
Call Boxes Disappear , But The Fees Don't.
Illusion Systems Quick-Change Box Call.
At JiveWorld 2012 in Las Vegas, Jive Software made moves in the social collaboration space, announcing a partnership with Box, a new training sales team productivity application, and a public and private cloud software called Jive 6.
He also frequents the sauna, which jockeys call the box.
The box set is called Johnny Cash : The Complete Columbia Album Collection.
The $9 million, invite-only luxury box section will be called The Mansion.
The $9 million, invite-only luxury box section will be called The Mansion CHURCHILL DOWNS/ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Tickets can be purchased by calling JCC's box office, 338-1187.
A record store owner has found what he calls "the holy grail of 78s" in a box of old albums he picked up for $50.
Some PC boxes of Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 contained a surprise second disc: a copy of Mass Effect 2 from competitor EA.
The three-year agreement called for Northline's crews to mow , pick up litter and trim weeds three times each year (three "cycles" per year) along four highways that make up a zone known as "the box.
For ticket information visit or call the box office at 979 745-1234.

In science:

This is especially true at LHC in the relevant range for Higgs search, where the so-called box contribution has the same magnitude as the Born term, roughly 50 to 80 %.
The QCD and Standard Model Working Group: Summary Report from Les Houches
They developed a framework called the T H ǫµ formalism that encompasses all metric theories of gravity and many non-metric theories (Box 1).
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
The reason why this method is called “black-box functions” is that from the main procedure point of view, the function is really a black box, in the sense that apart from knowing what argument it requires, there is no run-time control over it.
Performance Comparison of Function Evaluation Methods
Thus, in this approach, these labeled boxes are called intensional objects, which are re-openable and re-packageable.
Object-Oriented Intensional Programming: Intensional Classes Using Java and Lucid
Structural testing is the other fundamen tal app roach to test case identification To contrast it with the functional testing, its even sometimes called white box or even clear box.
Mathematical Principles in Software Quality Engineering
Less is known about the resolution of what we have called box-cutoff logarithms, of the form ln kL, which were left behind in §2.2 after tiling the spatial region of interest into a mosaic of boxes.
Infrared effects in inflationary correlation functions
In the second version (the “clasp version”, that we could be tempted4 to call the “bound state version”), f inite strings of consecutive fundamental boundary points are grouped together into boxes (clasps) in order to build arbitrary simple ob jects.
Notes on TQFT Wire Models and Coherence Equations for SU(3) Triangular Cells
Often this functions use so called S-BOX matrix. In this paper author presents one software tool for testing and measuring square s-boxes. Based of information theory functions for testing static and dynamic criteria are presented. These criterions are mathematically defined for square s-boxes.
One software tool for testing square s-boxes
In this paper a machine is called a box. A control code logic (CCL) provides formal reasoning methods that apply to control code and code controlled boxes.
Informal Control code logic
An IDBR for a code controlled device (also called a box) is provided in the line of the machine function based definitions of .
Informal Control code logic
Controls on the device allow downloading data (bit sequences often called files) from the PEMD and uploading data from the box to the PEMD.
Informal Control code logic
Using the terminology of an IDBR (informal description by roles) of a code controlled box can precede more formal so-called imaginative definitions.
Informal Control code logic
If a code controlled box is given by a machine function according to the above IDBR, then it is reasonable to view this alternatively as a so-called synthetic execution architecture (SynARCH) in the sense of .
Informal Control code logic
To derive this, Asselah introduces for infinite-time random walk, using some iterative procedure called surgery, a map from finite n-dependent boxes to bounded subboxes that compares paths with high values of local times in the large box to those having high local time values in the small box.
Upper tails of self-intersection local times of random walks: survey of proof techniques
The query complexity of an algorithm is the number of calls it makes to the black box for fG .
Quantum property testing for bounded-degree graphs