The sentry box at the entrance to Buckingham Palace features in the poem of the same name by A. A. Milne in the collection When We Were Very Young and in the illustration by E. H. Shepard which accompanied it.
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Compare: Sturgis, Russell, ed. (1901). Sturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building: An Unabridged Reprint of the 1901-2 Edition. Dover Architecture. 1 (Unabridged reprint ed.). Courier Corporation (published 2013). pp. 343–344. ISBN 9780486148403. Retrieved 2015-12-30.
BOX. [...] A small shelter for one or more persons engaged in specific duties; as, in military usage, a small movable wooden hut to afford shelter for a sentry, often somewhat elaborately decorated with the national colours: a sentry box [...].
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