[ snuhf-boks ]
/ ˈsnʌfˌbɒks /
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THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
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How to use snuffbox in a sentence
Joe,” said Mr. Wardle, after an unsuccessful search in all his pockets, “is my snuff-box on the sofa?The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Wishing to turn the joke against Schwerin, the king called attention to the snuff-box.
Sea-faring men seldom take snuff: a sailor with a snuff-box is as rarely to be met with as a sailor without a knife.
Also an antique brass snuff-box inlaid with mother-of-pearl turned up but little injured.The Sinn Fein rebellion As I Saw It.|Mrs. Hamilton Norway
His bare arms were whitened, his eyebrows were short, thick and high up on his forehead, and he carried a black snuff-box.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
British Dictionary definitions for snuffbox
/ (ˈsnʌfˌbɒks) /
a container, often of elaborate ornamental design, for holding small quantities of snuff
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