jack-in-the-box
noun (plural jack-in-the-boxes or jacks-in-the-box) Date: 1702 a toy consisting of a small box out of which a figure (as of a clown's head) springs when the lid is raised

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  • Jack-in-the-Box (Marvel Comics) — Superherobox| caption= character name=Jack in the Box real name=Jack species=Human Mutant publisher=Marvel Comics debut= Weapon X: The Draft Sauron #1 creators=Buddy Scalera Karl Kerschl alliances=Weapon X aliases= powers=Telepathy, Radar sense|… …   Wikipedia

  • Jack in the Box (song) — Infobox ESC entry artist = Clodagh Rodgers song = flagicon|United Kingdom Jack in the Box country = United Kingdom year = 1971 as = with = language = English languages = composer = John Worsley lyricist = David Myers conductor = Johnny Arthey… …   Wikipedia

  • Jack-in-a-box — 1. (Bot.) A tropical tree ({Hernandia sonora}), which bears a drupe that rattles when dry in the inflated calyx. [1913 Webster] 2. A child s toy, consisting of a box, out of which, when the lid is raised, a figure (usually a clown) springs; also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jack-in-the-bush — Jack Jack (j[a^]k), n. [F. Jacques James, L. Jacobus, Gr. ?, Heb. Ya aq[=o]b Jacob; prop., seizing by the heel; hence, a supplanter. Cf. {Jacobite}, {Jockey}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John. [1913 Webster] You… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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