Origin of ditty box
Examples from the Web for ditty box
It warned me against keeping "a ditty-box that others have a better claim to, and is like to cost you dear."
I had the corners of that ditty-box off as soon as Isaac had gone for the night.
If there is a thief on board, no man's ditty-box will be safe.Fighting in Cuban Waters|Edward Stratemeyer
He wanted a ditty-box, too; something extra large and old, and strong, and a tray with a lock-up till in it.
I reckon that I cleared a good bit more over that ditty-box.