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inro


inro


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inro  \In"ro\,  n.  [Jap.  inr[=o];  in  seal  +  r[=o]  box.] 
  A  small  closed  receptacle  or  set  of  receptacles  of  hard 
  material,  as  lacquered  wood,  iron,  bronze,  or  ivory,  used  by 
  the  Japanese  to  hold  medicines,  perfumes,  and  the  like  and 
  carried  in  the  girdle.  It  is  usually  secured  by  a  silk  cord 
  by  which  the  wearer  may  grasp  it  which  cord  passes  through 
  an  ornamental  button  or  knob  called  a  netsuke.