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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmatchboxmatch‧box /ˈmætʃbɒks $ -bɑːks/ noun [countable]  TBURNa small box containing matches
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matchboxBait will be a piece of crust about half the size of a matchbox, torn from a new loaf.Gently attach to the card, resting the base on a matchbox to raise the cake slightly off the green fondant.An old Ford, with straight back and matchbox rear window, laboured up the avenue.Production of matchbox grips by small businesses lasted for 42 years, from 1911 to 1953.As a child, I used to keep them in a perforated matchbox under my pillow and listen to them at night.And I smelled the pungent stickiness of the glue when I pasted the labels on the matchboxes, table, and chairs.Once, they positioned me at a table piled with matchboxes and labels.
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