jack-in-the-box jack-in-the-box


  • (n) plaything consisting of a toy clown that jumps out of a box when the lid is opened


  1. Out of them and away from both jack-in-the-box and grotto, he showed Italian working people struggling toward a sunny plaza.
  2. Name customers have been commonplace ever since Thomas Edison strolled in to shop for a doll and lingered in fascination over a Schwarz jack-in-the-box.
  3. In the centre of the group was that irrepressible jack-in-the-box, droop-whiskered General Ma Chan-shan.


  • Suspect Arrested After Leaving Suspicious Package

    PHOENIX, OR A man drops a suspicious package off at the Jack-in-the-Box in Phoenix Sunday afternoon, telling employees the box is full of explosives, prompting an evacuation of the area. Police received the call just around 5 o'clock , they closed down part of Highway 99 for some time and a nearby RV Park was evacuated. Officials from Phoenix, Talent, Jacksonville, and the Oregon State Police ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: KOBI - KOTI Medford-Klamath Falls

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  1. "It was a superb performance from Carlos Tevez," Ferguson told MUTV. "He was like a jack-in-the-box all day and he showed great energy, getting on the ball and showing great movement. Right from the word go all the players played with great...
    on Mar 7, 2009 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. ...the witness stand at Gotti's conspiracy trial, Sliwa told jurors that after hailing the cab, a masked gunman hiding in the front passenger seat "popped up like a jack-in-the-box," swore at him and began shooting.
    on Aug 23, 2005 By: Curtis Sliwa Source: Streaming Magazine

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