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ditty box

a small box used like a ditty bag.
Origin of ditty box
1880-85; Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The ditty box, my lads, is the sailors most treasured possession.

    The Battleship Boys at Sea Frank Gee Patchin
  • Tommy produced an ancient book from his ditty box, and proceeded to read an extract in a loud, sonorous voice.

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee" Russell Doubleday
  • The ditty box serves as the jackies desk, his table, his seat and many other things.

    The Battleship Boys at Sea Frank Gee Patchin
  • An old man with a gray beard sat on a ditty box at the lee rail, sewing a pair of breeches.

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