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 for Bomb chest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bomb \Bomb\, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or
     buzzing noise, Gr. ?.]
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     1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.]
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              A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck,
              would make . . . a great bomb in the chamber
              beneath.                              --Bacon.
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     2. (Mil.) A shell; esp. a spherical shell, like those fired
        from mortars. See Shell.
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     3. A bomb ketch.
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     Bomb chest (Mil.), a chest filled with bombs, or only with
        gunpowder, placed under ground, to cause destruction by
        its explosion.
  
     Bomb ketch, Bomb vessel (Naut.), a small ketch or vessel,
        very strongly built, on which mortars are mounted to be
        used in naval bombardments; -- called also mortar
        vessel.
  
     Bomb lance, a lance or harpoon with an explosive head, used
        in whale fishing.
  
     Volcanic bomb, a mass of lava of a spherical or pear shape.
        "I noticed volcanic bombs." --Darwin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chest \Chest\ (ch[e^]st), n. [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist,
     cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki`sth. Cf. Cist, Cistern.]
     1. A large box of wood, or other material, having, like a
        trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth.
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              Heaps of money crowded in the chest.  --Dryden.
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     2. A coffin. [Obs.]
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              He is now dead and mailed in his cheste. --Chaucer.
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     3. The part of the body inclosed by the ribs and breastbone;
        the thorax.
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     4. (Com.) A case in which certain goods, as tea, opium, etc.,
        are transported; hence, the quantity which such a case
        contains.
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     5. (Mech.) A tight receptacle or box, usually for holding
        gas, steam, liquids, etc.; as, the steam chest of an
        engine; the wind chest of an organ.
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     Bomb chest, See under Bomb.
  
     Chest of drawers, a case or movable frame containing
        drawers.
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