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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOXING

The incensed conductor of the train, after boxing his ears, evicted him with all his chattels.

They talked of boxing Augustine's ears when they saw that the stove was red-hot.

"Take that for your impertinence," interrupted Amy, boxing his ears lightly.

Sounds like boxing, perhaps, but there wasn't any science about it.

These fellows have no idea of boxing, and a straight hit is a mystery to them.

We have all been at school in England, and yet not many of us know much of boxing.

Was that the Smith who kept a dancing and boxing p. 280place near London Bridge?

"My uncle sent me a peachy pair of boxing gloves," Sid continued.

These were succeeded by wrestling and boxing matches, much in the English fashion.

A woman thinks you can get rid of steam by boxing it up and sitting on the safety-valve.

WORD ORIGIN

"fighting with the fists as a sport," 1711, verbal noun from box (v.2).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BOXING

fighting

adjectiveaggressive, warlike
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