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Compare French poncette.


pouncet-box (plural pouncet-boxes)

  1. A box with a perforated lid, for sprinkling pounce, or for holding perfumes.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pouncet-box in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)