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[wurk-boks] /ˈwɜrkˌbɒks/
a box to hold instruments and materials for work, especially needlework.
Origin of workbox
First recorded in 1805-15; work + box1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You touched a spring in its waistband and it flew open, and then it was a workbox.

  • She poured the gruel into a bowl, and then went over to her workbox.

  • She took a letter from the lid of her workbox, and handed it to him.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes Thomas Hardy
  • Miss Snow has probably lost the key of the workbox you gave her.

    Orley Farm

    Anthony Trollope
  • She took Reuben's picture from the window, and laid it on her workbox.

  • She smoothed it out, folded it, and went to her workbox to replace it where it had been before.

    In the Roar of the Sea Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Because I have missed—but, Jamie, I hope you have not been at my workbox?

    In the Roar of the Sea Sabine Baring-Gould
  • She keeps it in her workbox, and will let you have sufficient for your purpose as you need it.

    In the Roar of the Sea Sabine Baring-Gould
  • “I have been to Polzeath after my workbox—here it is,” said Judith.

    In the Roar of the Sea Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Matilda produced a workbox and a pile of stockings and began darning them.

    Old Mole Gilbert Cannan

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