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knife box

a box, often ornamental and sometimes closed with a lid, for containing table knives.
Origin of knife box
1770-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • This knife box was so satisfactory that our young carpenters resolved to have a large one for tools.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • The sideboard, too, is of the seventeenth century, and on this is a knife box of the latter quarter of this century.

    Historic Homes Mary H. Northend

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