neat as a bandbox

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neat as a bandbox

Impeccably dressed; stylish. A bandbox is a container that was used to store accessories like collars and ruffs. Dave, I just love that suit and tie on you! You look neat as a bandbox!
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In this particular column, Mary Ann encouraged librarians to take a role as an advocate for students who are unheard or different, profoundly writing: "So here I go climbing up on my battered bandbox again.
Also the bandbox is very seldom seen anymore in Middlesbrough.
Lacking proper materials for a splint, Mudd broke apart his own bandbox (a thin wooden box for clothes), and then sent for a carpenter to make a pair of crutches.
Shows like Ted Ray's Ray's A Laugh, Variety Bandbox, Down Your Way, Mrs Dale's Diary, Workers' Playtime (from a canteen in Glasgow), Housewives' Choice, Take It From Here and The Brains Trust dominated the schedules.
The largest pieces--four nearly human-sized clay manikins are held up by rods inserted into cement and clay bandbox shaped pedestals.
After taking the first two games of the AL Championship Series at the bandbox known as Camden Yards, the Royals return to spacious Kauffman Stadium needing two more wins to reach the World Series in their first playoff appearance since winning it all in 1985.
As for the digital version of the song, I was using a service called Bandbox and the Venice fans literally broke the Bandbox site with orders.
The Partridge House is a particularly unique example, as it not only features highly-desirable mid-century details, but the incorporation of the original stone walls from the barn and Nantucket bandbox design respectfully nod to the New England vernacular.”
(16.) "Boston National Park to Lose its Old Title as a Mere Bandbox," Sporting Life (October 18, 1913): 2.
By season's end Ruth would add 53 more, for a total greater than any other team in baseball except the Phillies, who, playing in the bandbox Baker Bowl, totaled 64.
Sykes began his career writing for BBC Radio shows such as Educating Archie and Variety Bandbox.
He left school at 15 and, after a spell at Butlin's as a Redcoat, he got his big break on Comedy Bandbox at the age of 22.
If you're looking to compare and contrast, try this: Autzen Stadium is a great place for football, but it's also a bandbox by comparison to many traditional powers.
Currently the director of the creative writing program at George Washington University, Thomas Mallon has published seven previous novels, including Bandbox (2004) and Fellow Travelers (*** July/Aug 2007), as well as seven works of nonfiction.