noun, plural jack-in-the-box·es.
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Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
Her travel clique has been known to arrive at an airport, bags packed, passport-in-hand, within hours of spotting a deal.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Beside her was a box of bonbons, which she held out at intervals to Madame Ratignolle.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Strathland would bundle me out in ten minutes if anything happened to Jack.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Now and then the boy who had bought Squinty, and who was taking him home, would look around at his pet in the slatted box.
The little pig in the box felt himself being lifted out of the wagon.