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musical box

noun, Chiefly British.
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Origin of musical box
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30
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  • For the moment the musical box had quite gone out of her head.

  • When Lady Chavasse entered, he was deep in a story of the musical box.

  • He stopped again to blow a speck of dust off the musical box.

    The Dead Secret Wilkie Collins
  • I value the Ikon at ten shillings, and the musical box at five pounds.

    A Drake by George! John Trevena
  • So my Christmas present to him that year was a musical box, which he kept in his study.

    T. De Witt Talmage T. De Witt Talmage
  • He had a musical box, which he was very fond of, and he had a man to keep it going at all hours of the day and night.

  • But he undid the silver paper cautiously, opened a red-leather case, and displayed a musical box.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens
  • She did not even pick them up till the heat of the sun's rays was declining, and the musical box had long been silent.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens
  • "How much the bird reminds me of the musical box that belonged to our blessed Empress," said an old knight.

    Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • She entertained settled convictions on a few subjects, in regard to which she resembled a musical box.

    The Story of the Rock R.M. Ballantyne

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