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Soapbox   /sˈoʊpbˌɑks/   Listen
Soapbox

noun
1.
A crate for packing soap.
2.
A platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it.  Synonyms: ambo, dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, stump.






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"Soapbox" Quotes from Famous Books



... money," said the night-watchman thoughtfully, as he selected an empty soapbox on the wharf for a seat, "the whole world would be different if we all 'ad more of it. It would be a brighter and a 'appier ...
— Light Freights • W. W. Jacobs

... in places stripped of plaster, so that the lathing showed through, and that in its own head—no, in the room beyond the wall—an impatient stamping noise of iron on wood was occurring at intervals. Then it managed to turn its head, and it saw a big, beautiful man sitting on the end of an old soapbox and smoking a pipe. Then it was seized with a wrenching sickness, and the big man came quickly and held its head and was very good to it, and it felt better and went to sleep. After a while it descended into the Red Sea, with the avowed intention of calling Neptune Red Renard to his ...
— Aladdin O'Brien • Gouverneur Morris



Words linked to "Soapbox" :   platform, crate



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