snuffbox

noun
snuff·​box | \ ˈsnəf-ˌbäks How to pronounce snuffbox (audio) \

Definition of snuffbox

: a small box for holding snuff usually carried about the person

Examples of snuffbox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The group portrait is not the only depiction of Yale to stir dissent at the university, which altogether owns seven paintings of its namesake as well as a snuffbox with his portrait on it. Nancy Kenney, CNN, 12 Oct. 2021 Another 20 species there are endangered, including mussels with evocative names such as fluted kidneyshell, snuffbox, birdwing pearlymussel, and shiny pigtoe. Travis Loller, USA TODAY, 17 Dec. 2019 Another 20 species there are endangered, including mussels with evocative names such as fluted kidneyshell, snuffbox, birdwing pearlymussel, and shiny pigtoe. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2019 Among them, concerns about the snuffbox mussels halted the construction of a $27 million bridge on Vrooman Road bridge in Lake County. Grant Segall, cleveland.com, 19 Aug. 2019 During every lesson, the prized pupil steals something from Miss Nightingale’s home: a snuffbox, a porcelain swan, a scarf. S. Kirk Walsh, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 May 2018 Few museum visitors have ever handled a marble bust or a gilded snuffbox, but everyone wears clothes. Kimberly Chrisman-campbell, The Atlantic, 18 Aug. 2017 In the 19th century, European nations used ivory for billiard balls, piano keys, buttons, snuffboxes and false teeth. Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times, 31 Dec. 2016 See More

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First Known Use of snuffbox

circa 1673, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snuffbox was circa 1673

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“Snuffbox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snuffbox. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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