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pencil box

noun
1.
a shallow covered box, usually of pasteboard, for holding pencils and crayons: used by children as an item of school equipment.
Origin of pencil box
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10
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  • Baartock was horrified to discover that his pencil box was missing.

    Baartock Lewis Roth
  • Baartock might have asked what an 'aide' was, but he was worried about his pencil box.

    Baartock Lewis Roth
  • He thought they looked like the marks Mrs. Jackson had made on his pencil box.

    Baartock Lewis Roth
  • He put his pencil box and worksheets on the stool and went inside to tell his mother.

    Baartock Lewis Roth
  • I don't much mind if you keep it; it's only an old one, and I have another in my pencil box.

  • A pencil box for school followed, the various pieces being shown in Fig. 64.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • The time spent on this pencil box was several hours, but the result was a box the like of which could not be bought.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • Anyhow there was the little alligator in the pencil box inside Bunny's desk.

  • He ran to the barn, got the pencil box, thrust it into his bag with his books, and trotted along with Sue.

  • Having to hunt for his pencil box at almost the last moment nearly made Bunny and Sue late for school.

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