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safe-deposit box

or safety-deposit box

a lockable metal box or drawer, especially in a bank vault, used for safely storing valuable papers, jewelry, etc.
Origin of safe-deposit box
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Presently we had a deed in the safe-deposit box and some notes in the bank to prove it.

    The Abandoned Farmers Irvin S. Cobb
  • She had taken her gems from their prison in the safe-deposit box in the Trust Company cellar.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • It seems the alleged authorities had beat him to the safe-deposit box where he kept his winnings, and Ricks has to westward ho!

  • The banks are sending circulars to all safe-deposit box holders, trying to get them to give up their gold.

    Face to Face with Kaiserism

    James W. Gerard
  • Put those land papers in a safe-deposit box, and let me do the rest.

  • Also he wanted from his safe-deposit box enough A1 collateral to secure loans of twenty and thirty thousand, respectively.

    Golden Stories Various
  • One day George took his notes from the safe-deposit box and gave them to Lambert.

    The Guarded Heights Wadsworth Camp

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