"pepper-boxes" Definition

  1. the buildings of the Royal Academy and National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. The name was first given by a wag, in allusion to the cupolas erected by Wilkins, the architect, upon the roof, which, from their form and awkward appearance, at a distance suggest to the stranger the fact of their being enlarged PEPPER-BOXES. _See_ BOILERS.

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Position in the dictionary: 2562 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: perch, perform, perkin, perpendicular, persuaders, pesky, peter, peter funk, peter grievous, petticoat
Previous words in the dictionary: pepper, pen’orth, pensioner, penny-a-liner, penny starver, penny gaff, penny dreadfuls, pencil-fever, penang-lawyer, pegtops

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