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box set

noun, Theater.
1.
a boxlike stage set consisting of flats that form the back wall, side walls, and often the ceiling, painted to represent the interior of a room.
Also called, especially British, box scene.
Origin of box set
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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  • After the plant has bloomed, the top may be cut down, and the box set in a cellar and kept moderately dry.

  • The box set apart for the President's party was a double one in the second tier at the left of the stage.

    Lincoln's Yarns and Stories Alexander K. McClure
  • Struensee was at the Opera, in the box set apart for the gentlemen of the court, in which Filosofow also was.

  • To set a curb box some flat stones should be laid around the curb cock and the box set on these stones.

    Elements of Plumbing Samuel Dibble
  • If you forgot, you were fined a trifle, which went to the box set aside for the help of the sailors' orphans.

    Jones of the 64th

    F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton
  • His business and stock-in-trade consist of a box set up on two wheels, and drawn by a good-natured yellow dog.

    Six Women and the Invasion Gabrielle Yerta

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