pepper box

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pepper box a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling ground pepper
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pepper box A buttress on the left-hand wall of a fives court as the game is played at Eton College, England.
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Usage

In literature:

The towers cannot be less than 350 feet in height: but the tops are mere pepper-boxes.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Three" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Only put no Church nor State into it, nor upset any other pepper box that way.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
I can just fancy I can see him and Saunders holding their sides and shaking like a pair of pepper-boxes.
"Amos Huntingdon" by T.P. Wilson
Her nickname of "Paddy Pepper-box" stuck to her, and she certainly justified it occasionally.
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
And next to that was a pepper-box.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
A man saved six eggs and the pepper box.
"Dotty Dimple At Home" by Sophie May
If you don't want to get sunk and have your carcasses filled as full of holes as a pepper-box, you'll sheer off!
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
Sandy put his "pepper-box" under his pillow, and Charlie had his trusty rifle within reach.
"The Boy Settlers" by Noah Brooks
I'll go to my grave but what he was drove full of slugs like a pepper-box.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Who put pepper in Signor Antonio's snuff box?
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
It's one of these pepper box affairs, and I didn't much wonder that Swifty took it for a gun.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
It was a colossal pepper-box lid, that could keep men from seeing through it, but not the rain from dropping in.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 94, August, 1865" by Various
By a gesture Athos replied that they were ready also, and then pointed out a pepper-box turret, where Grimaud was to keep watch.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
E. Salt and Pepper Boxes.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
These were reproduced in the regular courts, the buttress being known as the "pepper-box" and the space between it and the step as the "hole.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
They had climbed slowly to the high downs, and were standing near a noted landmark, a small tower known as the Pepper Box.
"The Soul of Susan Yellam" by Horace Annesley Vachell
A typical old Scotch castle, very large, with high-peaked roofs and pepper-box turrets, and all built of gray stone.
"Ghosts I Have Seen" by Violet Tweedale
On the table stood a rusty tin cup, a bottle of vinegar, a pepper-box, and a cup of dingy salt.
"My Fire Opal, and Other Tales" by Sarah Warner Brooks
When dry enough, the mass may be powdered, and put into an ordinary pepper box.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
The most noticeable feature in them is the number of queer rounded turrets with pepper-box tops, modelled in relief.
"Stained Glass of the Middle Ages in England and France" by Hugh Arnold
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In poetry:

Wunst I looked our pepper-box lid
An' cut little pie-dough biscuits, I did,
And cooked 'em on our stove one day
When our hired girl she said I may.
"Some Scattering Remarks Of Bub's" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

1 box (8.3 oz) Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Creamy Italian pasta salad mix Mayonnaise as called for on package directions 1 cup 1?4-inch strips salami 1 cup 1?4-inch strips provolone cheese 1 cup 1?4-inch strips red bell pepper (1 medium).
Seven Island Wildlife Refuge Manager Wayne H Schacher and his dog Pepper visit a bat roosting structure and bird nesting box Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 in East Knox County.
"Pepper's Ghost" Haunts the Hopkins Black Box October 24-28.
BATON ROUGE, LA — The Hopkins Black Box theatre at LSU presents "Pepper's Ghost," a performance that reaches back into history to re-create a "phantasmagoria.
Think outside the lunch box with this hip vegetarian BLT --bell pepper, leafy greens, and tomato--sandwich.
A shopper in Los Angeles pepper-sprayed her competition for an Xbox and scuffles broke out elsewhere around the US as bargain-hunters crowded malls and big-box stores in an earlier-than-usual start to the madness known as Black Friday.
Ideally a shoe would have a wide toe box and a narrow heel, says Eugene ("Pepper") Toomey, a Seattle orthopedic surgeon.
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