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A box for a woman's clothes and household items, stored in preparation for marriage.
- ‘At the end of their long day, after the evening meal, their thoughts turned to their crotchet needles, weaving looms and the preparation of their glory boxes.’
- ‘I'm pretty sure glory box isn't referring to a dress in a box.’
- ‘But, despite the tradition, you would have been hard-pressed to find any glory boxes under our beds.’
- ‘But it was the big deal, people used to have glory boxes and they'd buy loads of linen.’
- ‘Think of the time spent making glory boxes, or the dullness of repetition’
- ‘By the way, Heather tells me that glory boxes are called ‘hope chests’ in the US.’
- ‘If that is the case I am so lucky as that means I have two glory boxes, isn't it wonderful to live with such abundance in your life’
- ‘Most people related tales of their grandmother lovingly crocheting very fine thread and presenting them with of doilies for glory boxes or weddings.’
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