To box a tree
Box Box, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boxed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Boxing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To inclose in a box. [1913 Webster]

2. To furnish with boxes, as a wheel. [1913 Webster]

3. (Arch.) To inclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to bring to a required form. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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