any of several chiefly terrestrial turtles of the genus Terrapene, of North America, having a hinged plastron that can be tightly shut to enclose and protect the body.
a flatiron that is heated by inserting live coals or a piece of hot metal in its boxlike holder. Historical Examples Lorna Doone R. D. Blackmore Beeton’s Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
the hard, fine-grained, compact wood of the box shrub or tree, used for wood-engravers’ blocks, musical instruments, etc. the tree or shrub itself. Historical Examples The Colonel of the Red Huzzars John Reed Scott The Invention of Lithography Alois Senefelder Honey-Sweet Edna Turpin Paper and Printing Recipes J. Sawtelle Ford Early American Scientific Instruments and […]
a wrench having ends that surround the nut or head of a bolt.