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pencil box

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noun
  1. a shallow covered box, usually of pasteboard, for holding pencils and crayons: used by children as an item of school equipment.
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Origin of pencil box

First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for pencil box

Historical Examples

  • Who's that one in the green jersey who sat by the window and dropped her pencil-box?

    A Fortunate Term

    Angela Brazil

  • Everything in her pencil-box was examined, and laid back with care, the slate-rag folded and tucked under the moist sponge.

    The Little Colonel in Arizona

    Annie Fellows Johnston