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  13  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Musical  \Mu"sic*al\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  musical.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  music;  having  the  qualities  of  music;  or 
  the  power  of  producing  music;  devoted  to  music;  melodious; 
  harmonious;  as  musical  proportion;  a  musical  voice;  musical 
  instruments;  a  musical  sentence;  musical  persons. 
 
  {Musical},  or  {Music},  {box},  a  box  or  case  containing 
  apparatus  moved  by  clockwork  so  as  to  play  certain  tunes 
  automatically. 
 
  {Musical  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  fish  which  utters  sounds  under 
  water,  as  the  drumfish,  grunt,  gizzard  shad,  etc 
 
  {Musical  glasses},  glass  goblets  or  bowls  so  tuned  and 
  arranged  that  when  struck,  or  rubbed,  they  produce  musical 
  notes.  CF  {Harmonica},  1. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Box  \Box\  (b[o^]ks),  n.  [As.  box,  L.  buxus,  fr  Gr  ?.  See  {Box} 
  a  case.]  (Bot.) 
  A  tree  or  shrub,  flourishing  in  different  parts  of  the  world. 
  The  common  box  ({Buxus  sempervirens})  has  two  varieties,  one 
  of  which  the  dwarf  box  ({B.  suffruticosa}),  is  much  used  for 
  borders  in  gardens.  The  wood  of  the  tree  varieties,  being 
  very  hard  and  smooth,  is  extensively  used  in  the  arts,  as  by 
  turners,  engravers,  mathematical  instrument  makers,  etc 
 
  {Box  elder},  the  ash-leaved  maple  ({Negundo  aceroides}),  of 
  North  America. 
 
  {Box  holly},  the  butcher's  broom  ({Russus  aculeatus}). 
 
  {Box  thorn},  a  shrub  ({Lycium  barbarum}). 
 
  {Box  tree},  the  tree  variety  of  the  common  box. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Box  \Box\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Boxed}  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Boxing}.] 
  1.  To  inclose  in  a  box. 
 
  2.  To  furnish  with  boxes,  as  a  wheel. 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  To  inclose  with  boarding,  lathing,  etc.,  so  as  to 
  bring  to  a  required  form 
 
  {To  box  a  tree},  to  make  an  incision  or  hole  in  a  tree  for 
  the  purpose  of  procuring  the  sap. 
 
  {To  box  off},  to  divide  into  tight  compartments. 
 
  {To  box  up}. 
  a  To  put  into  a  box  in  order  to  save;  as  he  had  boxed 
  up  twelve  score  pounds. 
  b  To  confine;  as  to  be  boxed  up  in  narrow  quarters. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Box  \Box\,  n.;  pl  {Boxes}  [As.  box  a  small  case  or  vessel  with 
  a  cover;  akin  to  OHG.  buhsa  box,  G.  b["u]chse;  fr  L.  buxus 
  boxwood,  anything  made  of  boxwood.  See  {Pyx},  and  cf  {Box}  a 
  tree,  {Bushel}.] 
  1.  A  receptacle  or  case  of  any  firm  material  and  of  various 
  shapes. 
 
  2.  The  quantity  that  a  box  contain. 
 
  3.  A  space  with  a  few  seats  partitioned  off  in  a  theater,  or 
  other  place  of  public  amusement. 
 
  Laughed  at  by  the  pit,  box,  galleries,  nay,  stage. 
  --Dorset. 
 
  The  boxes  and  the  pit  are  sovereign  judges. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  A  chest  or  any  receptacle  for  the  deposit  of  money;  as  a 
  poor  box;  a  contribution  box. 
 
  Yet  since  his  neighbors  give  the  churl  unlocks, 
  Damning  the  poor,  his  tripple-bolted  box.  --J. 
  Warton. 
 
  5.  A  small  country  house.  ``A  shooting  box.''  --Wilson. 
 
  Tight  boxes  neatly  sashed.  --Cowper. 
 
  6.  A  boxlike  shed  for  shelter;  as  a  sentry  box. 
 
  7.  (Mach) 
  a  An  axle  box,  journal  box,  journal  bearing,  or  bushing. 
  b  A  chamber  or  section  of  tube  in  which  a  valve  works 
  the  bucket  of  a  lifting  pump. 
 
  8.  The  driver's  seat  on  a  carriage  or  coach. 
 
  9.  A  present  in  a  box;  a  present;  esp.  a  Christmas  box  or 
  gift.  ``A  Christmas  box.''  --Dickens. 
 
  10.  (Baseball)  The  square  in  which  the  pitcher  stands. 
 
  11.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  Mediterranean  food  fish;  the  bogue. 
 
  Note:  Box  is  much  used  adjectively  or  in  composition;  as  box 
  lid,  box  maker,  box  circle,  etc.;  also  with  modifying 
  substantives;  as  money  box,  letter  box,  bandbox,  hatbox 
  or  hat  box,  snuff  box  or  snuffbox. 
 
  {Box  beam}  (Arch.),  a  beam  made  of  metal  plates  so  as  to  have 
  the  form  of  a  long  box. 
 
  {Box  car}  (Railroads),  a  freight  car  covered  with  a  roof  and 
  inclosed  on  the  sides  to  protect  its  contents. 
 
  {Box  chronometer},  a  ship's  chronometer,  mounted  in  gimbals, 
  to  preserve  its  proper  position. 
 
  {Box  coat},  a  thick  overcoat  for  driving;  sometimes  with  a 
  heavy  cape  to  carry  off  the  rain. 
 
  {Box  coupling},  a  metal  collar  uniting  the  ends  of  shafts  or 
  other  parts  in  machinery. 
 
  {Box  crab}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  crab  of  the  genus  {Calappa},  which 
  when  at  rest  with  the  legs  retracted,  resembles  a  box. 
 
  {Box  drain}  (Arch.),  a  drain  constructed  with  upright  sides, 
  and  with  flat  top  and  bottom. 
 
  {Box  girder}  (Arch.),  a  box  beam. 
 
  {Box  groove}  (Metal  Working),  a  closed  groove  between  two 
  rolls,  formed  by  a  collar  on  one  roll  fitting  between 
  collars  on  another.  --R.  W.  Raymond. 
 
  {Box  metal},  an  alloy  of  copper  and  tin,  or  of  zinc,  lead, 
  and  antimony,  for  the  bearings  of  journals,  etc 
 
  {Box  plait},  a  plait  that  doubles  both  to  the  right  and  the 
  left 
 
  {Box  turtle}  or 
 
  {Box  tortoise}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  land  tortoise  or  turtle  of  the 
  genera  {Cistudo}  and  {Emys};  --  so  named  because  it  can 
  withdraw  entirely  within  its  shell,  which  can  be  closed  by 
  hinged  joints  in  the  lower  shell.  Also  humorously,  an 
  exceedingly  reticent  person.  --Emerson. 
 
  {In  a  box},  in  a  perplexity  or  an  embarrassing  position;  in 
  difficulty.  (Colloq.) 
 
  {In  the  wrong  box},  out  of  one's  place  out  of  one's  element; 
  awkwardly  situated.  (Colloq.)  --Ridley  (1554) 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Box  \Box\,  n.  [Cf.Dan.  baske  to  slap,  bask  slap,  blow.  Cf 
  {Pash}.] 
  A  blow  on  the  head  or  ear  with  the  hand. 
 
  A  good-humored  box  on  the  ear.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Box  \Box\,  v.  i. 
  To  fight  with  the  fist;  to  combat  with  or  as  with  the  hand 
  or  fist;  to  spar. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Box  \Box\,  v.  t. 
  To  strike  with  the  hand  or  fist,  especially  to  strike  on  the 
  ear,  or  on  the  side  of  the  head. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Box  \Box\,  v.  t.  [Cf.Sp.  boxar,  now  spelt  bojar.] 
  To  boxhaul. 
 
  {To  box  off}  (Naut.),  to  turn  the  head  of  a  vessel  either  way 
  by  bracing  the  headyards  aback. 
 
  {To  box  the  compass}  (Naut.),  to  name  the  thirty-two  points 
  of  the  compass  in  their  order 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boce  \Boce\  (b[=o]s),  n.  [L.  box,  bocis,  Gr  bo`ax,  bw^x.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  European  fish  ({Box  vulgaris}),  having  a  compressed  body 
  and  bright  colors;  --  called  also  {box},  and  {bogue}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  box 
  n  1:  usually  rectangular  container;  may  have  a  lid;  "he  rummaged 
  through  a  box  of  spare  parts" 
  2:  private  area  in  a  theater  or  grandstand  where  a  small  group 
  can  watch  the  performance;  "the  royal  box  was  empty"  [syn: 
  {loge}] 
  3:  the  quantity  contained  in  a  box;  "he  gave  her  a  box  of 
  chocolates"  [syn:  {boxful}] 
  4:  separate  partitioned  area  in  a  public  place  for  a  few 
  people;  "the  sentry  stayed  in  his  box  to  avoid  the  cold" 
  5:  any  one  of  several  designated  areas  on  a  ball  field  where 
  the  batter  or  catcher  or  coaches  are  positioned;  "the 
  umpire  warned  the  batter  to  stay  in  the  batter's  box" 
  6:  a  rectangular  drawing;  "the  flowchart  contained  many  boxes" 
  7:  a  predicament  from  which  a  skillful  or  graceful  escape  is 
  impossible;  "his  lying  got  him  into  a  tight  corner"  [syn: 
  {corner}] 
  8:  the  driver's  seat  on  a  coach;  "an  armed  guard  sat  in  the  box 
  with  the  driver"  [syn:  {box  seat}] 
  9:  evergreen  shrubs  or  small  trees  [syn:  {boxwood}] 
  10:  a  blow  with  the  hand  (usually  on  the  ear);  "I  gave  him  a 
  good  box  on  the  ear" 
  v  1:  put  into  a  box;  "box  the  gift,  please"  [syn:  {package}] 
  [ant:  {unbox}] 
  2:  hit  with  the  fist;  "I'll  box  your  ears!" 
  3:  engage  in  a  boxing  match;  in  sport 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  box  n.  1.  A  computer;  esp.  in  the  construction  `foo  box'  where 
  foo  is  some  functional  qualifier,  like  `graphics',  or  the  name  of  an 
  OS  (thus,  `Unix  box',  `MS-DOS  box',  etc.)  "We  preprocess  the  data  on 
  Unix  boxes  before  handing  it  up  to  the  mainframe."  2.  [IBM]  Without 
  qualification  but  within  an  SNA-using  site,  this  refers  specifically  to 
  an  IBM  front-end  processor  or  FEP  /F-E-P/.  An  FEP  is  a  small  computer 
  necessary  to  enable  an  IBM  {mainframe}  to  communicate  beyond  the  limits 
  of  the  {dinosaur  pen}.  Typically  used  in  expressions  like  the  cry 
  that  goes  up  when  an  SNA  network  goes  down:  "Looks  like  the  {box}  has 
  fallen  over."  (See  {fall  over}.)  See  also  {IBM},  {fear  and  loathing}, 
  {Blue  Glue}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  box 
 
    1.  A  computer;  especially  in  the  construction  "foo 
  box"  where  foo  is  some  functional  qualifier,  like  "graphics", 
  or  the  name  of  an  {operating  system}  (thus,  "{Unix}  box", 
  "{MS-DOS}  box",  etc.)  "We  preprocess  the  data  on  Unix  boxes 
  before  handing  it  up  to  the  {mainframe}."  The  plural 
  "{boxen}"  is  sometimes  seen. 
 
  2.  Without  qualification  in  an  {IBM}  {SNA}  site,  box"  refers 
  specifically  to  an  {IBM}  {front-end  processor}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-11-29) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Box 
  for  holding  oil  or  perfumery  (Mark  14:3).  It  was  of  the  form  of 
  a  flask  or  bottle.  The  Hebrew  word  (pak)  used  for  it  is  more 
  appropriately  rendered  vial"  in  1  Sam.  10:1,  and  should  also  be 
  so  rendered  in  2  Kings  9:1,  where  alone  else  it  occurs. 
 




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