[ poun-sit ]
/ ˈpaʊn sɪt /
a small perfume box with a perforated lid.
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Example sentences from the Web for pouncet box
He came with some plea of bringing a pouncet-box from her, but I wager it was as a spy.The Chaplet of Pearls|Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for pouncet box
/ (ˈpaʊnsɪt) /
a box with a perforated top used for containing perfume
Word Origin for pouncet box
C16 pouncet, perhaps alteration of pounced punched, perforated; see pounce 1
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