Pouncet box
Pouncet box Poun"cet box` [Cf. F. poncette, fr. ponce pounce. See {Pounce} a powder.] A box with a perforated lid, for sprinkling pounce, or for holding perfumes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • pouncet box — [poun′sit] n. [prob. < MFr * poncette, box for POUNCE2] Archaic POMANDER (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • pouncet-box — ▪ metalwork       small silver box, the sides of which are “pounced,” or pierced, with holes, containing a sponge soaked in pungent vinegar to ward off diseases and offensive odours. The box was carried by English gentlemen from about the mid… …   Universalium

  • pouncet-box — [ paʊnsɪt] noun archaic a small box with a perforated lid used for holding a substance impregnated with perfume. Origin C16: perh. orig. erroneously from pounced (= perforated) box …   English new terms dictionary

  • pouncet box — poun′cet box [[t]ˈpaʊn sɪt[/t]] n. a small perfume box with a perforated lid • Etymology: 1590–1600; pounce II or pounce III+ et …   From formal English to slang

  • pouncet-box — n. archaic a small box with a perforated lid for perfumes etc. Etymology: 16th c.: perh. orig. erron. f. pounced (= perforated) box …   Useful english dictionary

  • pouncet-box — noun Etymology: probably from Middle French *poncette small pounce bag Date: 1598 archaic a box for carrying pomander …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pouncet box — /pown sit/ a small perfume box with a perforated lid. [1590 1600; POUNCE2 or POUNCE3 + ET] * * * …   Universalium

  • pouncet box — /ˈpaʊnsət bɒks/ (say pownsuht boks) noun (formerly) a small perfume box with a perforated lid. {pounce2 or pounce3} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pouncet box — /pown sit/ a small perfume box with a perforated lid. [1590 1600; POUNCE2 or POUNCE3 + ET] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pouchet box — Pou chet box See {Pouncet box}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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