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cedar chest

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noun
  1. a chest made of or lined with cedar, used to store clothing, blankets, etc., especially for protection against moths.

Origin of cedar chest

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75
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Historical Examples

  • In the cedar-chest of indifference—the key of which is usually lost.

    The Greater Inclination

    Edith Wharton