Definition of Matchboxes

1. Noun. (plural of matchbox) ¹



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Definition of Matchboxes

1. matchbox [n] - See also: matchbox

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Matchboxes

match play
match point
match points
match referee
match referees
match stick
match sticks
matcha
matchable
matchboard
matchboarding
matchboards
matchbook
matchbooks
matchbox
matchboxes (current term)
matchbush
matchcoat
matchcoats
matched
matched-pair analysis
matched game
matcher
matchers
matches
matchet
matcheth
matchets
matchflare

Literary usage of Matchboxes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Modern Billiards by John Roberts (1902)
"TRICK WITH matchboxes Get two outside covers of any sort of the ordinary matchboxes, large size. Place them on the billiard table with a ball on each. ..."

2. West Ham: A Study in Social and Industrial Problems; Being the Report of the by Outer London Inquiry Committee (1907)
"matchboxes. Nearly all the workers in this group live in some of the very poorest roads off ... matchboxes are paid at 2^d. to 3|-d. per gross, and particu- ..."

3. Dangerous Trades: The Historical, Social, and Legal Aspects of Industrial by Thomas Oliver (1902)
"Is the wife of a bricklayer; she works eight to nine hours a day making matchboxes ; is paid 2jd. per gross, and earns about is. 4d. a day. ..."

4. Woman in Industry from Seven Points of View by Gertrude M. Tuckwell, Mary Reid MacArthur, May Tennant, Nettie Adler, Adelaide Mary Anderson, Clementina Black (1908)
"Some of those very matchboxes may have come into your house or mine. Boxes for wedding cake are sometimes made at home, and not the tiniest smudge or spot ..."

5. The Technical World Magazine (1912)
"The beetles were fetched from France and Italy in pasteboard matchboxes, ... A lot of these matchboxes were packed in a wooden box, and in this shape they ..."

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