Origin of snuffbox
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At last, driven into a corner, he took his snuff-box from his pocket.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
After the usual inquiry of whence and whither, his monkship offers the snuff-box.The Book of Khalid
He shrugged and produced his snuff-box with an offensive simulation of nonchalance.
"'Tis wasted labor," said Mr. Caryll, producing his snuff-box, and tapping it.
"I left my snuff-box on the table," Payton said, with a sly grin.The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
- a container, often of elaborate ornamental design, for holding small quantities of snuff
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Word Origin and History for snuff-box
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