from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the pneumatic transmission of packages, a compartment or box at the receiving end of the pneumatic tube, arranged for the reception of the parcels.


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  • Kopp and Benjamin squatting behind us with a man who had a wireless receiving-box strapped to his shoulders.

    Homage to Catalonia

  • One minute to six -- eager looks were on the faces of those who, from all sides, converged towards the great receiving-box.

    Post Haste

  • "This is the receiving-box -- the inside of it," said Mr Bright, as he led the way through a glass door into a species of closet or compartment about six feet by ten in dimension, or thereabouts, with a low roof.

    Post Haste


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