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Snuffbox

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Snu'ffbox. n.s. [snuff and box.] The box in which snuff is carried.

If a gentleman leaves a snuffbox on the table, and goeth away, lock it up as part of your vails. Swift.

Sir Plume, of amber snuffbox justly vain,
And the nice conduct of a clouded cane.
Pope.

Sources: Pope, Alexander (393) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Snuffbox." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 6, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15060.


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