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jack-in-the-box



Pronunciation: ( jak'in-&thslash;u-boks"), [key]
n.,
pl. -box•es.

a toy consisting of a box from which an enclosed figure springs up when the lid is opened. Also,jack'-in-a-box".

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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