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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Also the bandbox is very seldom seen anymore in Middlesbrough.
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.
through, which may be why my mother, sitting in the bandbox of
As soon as I was allowed to touch the knobs of the old Bush valve radio that we had, with its strange net-like antenna strung across the ceiling, I discovered two afternoon programmes-the weekday Lunchtime Variety and Sunday's Musical Bandbox.
In 1936 she joined Billy Reid and his orchestra and after the Second World War began to work for the BBC radio show Variety Bandbox.
For the 1962 season the Angels moved to the Dodgers' new park in Chavez Ravine, which was pitcher-friendly as opposed to the bandbox at Wrigley.
He claims that Edward Hesdra told him that the will was found in an old bandbox in Nyack.
On Monday I snuck into the park through a door left ajar and attached myself to a group of suits on tour and got to see the whole joint, the steep left-field bleachers, the spruce trees in deep centre, the skyboxes (each with a porch, so the nabobs can get fresh air), down to the locker room (with batting cage and pitching machine nearby, just like at a carnival), and to me, a sceptic when it comes to public works, this looks to be the Eighth Wonder of the World, a temple on the order of Wrigley or Fenway or the Acropolis, a beautiful little bandbox of a ballpark tucked snugly into streets of old warehouses and the Burlington railyards, with commuter trains running to its front door, a sight that fills me with unmitigated dizzy delight.
Alice Gerstenberg's Overtones played in repertory at the Washington Square Players' Bandbox Theatre during their 1915-1916 season and has frequently been played since; a recent 2007 revival by Thespians Anonymous of Helsinki shows that the play still attracts an audience.
The Red Sox play in a 95-year-old bandbox that is jam-packed every night, no matter how many extra seats are added atop the roof or beyond the Green Monster.
The material may be substantially from Benny Goodman's bandbox, but the approach is fresh and contemporary, especially in Hart's choice of accompanying chords, and the highly individual percussion style of Clarvis.
Tell her she had far better put everything into a bandbox & with them, a packet of letters & my satin bonnet.
Gone are The Bandbox art and music shop, Russell's Cut-Price Footwear and Fine Arts Upholstery.
Her mother, too, starched and pressed and looking like she had just stepped out of a bandbox and wearing choker pearls, sat smoking a filterless cigarette whose pulled shreds she dabbed periodically from her tongue with fingertips stained yellow.