sentry box


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sentry box a small shelter with an open front to protect a sentry from the weather
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sentry box a small house or box to cover a sentinel at his post, and shelter him from the weather.
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In literature:

The fresh guard take their place beside the sentry-boxes, which stand around the palace square.
"Denmark" by M. Pearson Thomson
It had an opening down to the ground, a good deal like the door of a sentry-box.
"Old Man Savarin and Other Stories" by Edward William Thomson
But if you two makes a roosh by while I go into my sentry-box, it aren't no fault o' mine.
"In Honour's Cause" by George Manville Fenn
If there was a sentry, he was fast asleep in his box, for we were not challenged.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sentry, who was standing in his box, stepped out, and saluted in due form.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
A most important contrivance belonging to a whaler is the crow's-nest, which I may describe as a sentry-box at the mast-head.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was that of a sentinel in his sentry box, at the gate of the city.
"Rollo in Naples" by Jacob Abbott
He disappeared in a little structure that was no larger than a sentry-box.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Most of the huts have no upper storey and some are no bigger than half a dozen sentry boxes knocked into one.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
In the centre of the building was a large arched doorway, with a sentry box on each side.
"Rollo in Scotland" by Jacob Abbott
On the outside wall were platforms and sentry-boxes at short distances, for the guards.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844" by Various
A sentry box or lookout was sometimes put at the top of the roof.
"Heroes of the Middle West" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
In this interim I had got behind a sentry box, in the square, and the soldiers went past me.
"A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed." by Benjamin Waterhouse
It is a large, white edifice with a broad flight of steps leading to the street and is devoid of all signs of force, soldiers, sentry-boxes, etc.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
We stopped for some time near the sentry box at the entrance, accustoming ourselves to the whirl and movement.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Leave your musket by the side of the sentry-box, climb on the top, and the beast will not touch you.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
Vogt stood thoughtfully beside the sentry-box.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
Over the gateway there was a sentry box, floating the United States flag.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
The fire look-out is a little sentry-box on the top of the three-storied police offices.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Three single blocks of marble formed a sort of sentry-box, with an empty space in front of it.
"The Tremendous Event" by Maurice Leblanc

In poetry:

Walking by the sentry-boxes,
Underneath the silver moon,
Lo! the sentry boldly cocks his—
Boldly cocks his musketoon.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray