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 for To box a tree
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Box \Box\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boxed (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Boxing.]
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     1. To inclose in a box.
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     2. To furnish with boxes, as a wheel.
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     3. (Arch.) To inclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to
        bring to a required form.
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     To box a tree, to make an incision or hole in a tree for
        the purpose of procuring the sap.
  
     To box off, to divide into tight compartments.
  
     To box up.
        (a) To put into a box in order to save; as, he had boxed
            up twelve score pounds.
        (b) To confine; as, to be boxed up in narrow quarters.
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