Origin of pepperbox
Also called pepper pot.
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Examples from the Web for pepper-box
She had her book upside down, putting the holes in the lid of the pepper-box.
In the result one might be pardoned for some uncertainty as to which was coffee-pot and which pepper-box.
I suspect I should be the goose and she the pepper-box;—but we never could shape that course.Olla Podrida
Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
“It—it looks like a—a pepper-box,” replied Rose, with some hesitation.Jeff Benson, or the Young Coastguardsman
Hang the pepper-box to his nose, nurse, then he will be a cruet.Funny Stories Told By The Soldiers
Carleton B. Case
Word Origin and History for pepper-box
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper