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dressing case

a small piece of luggage for carrying toilet articles, medicine, etc.
Origin of dressing case
First recorded in 1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The contents of her dressing case are tumbled in confusion upon the furniture.

    Princess Zara Ross Beeckman
  • In the absence of a dressing case, care must be taken of the articles for the toilet.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • Somebody asks us every day, "Who would be without a dressing case?"

  • I want you to put the dressing–case safe in my sister's hands.

  • The discreet Peterson bowed, and retired to fetch the dressing–case.

  • Paul gave this messenger the key of his dressing–case and packet.

  • A man servant took his dressing case from the back of the car and showed him the way to the garage.

    The Hillman E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Theydon stooped, opened a dressing case lying at his feet, and took out the automatic pistol placed there by Bates.

    Number Seventeen Louis Tracy
  • But these had long since been discarded as “bad form,” and a dressing case—on credit—with silver fittings had taken their place.

    London in the Sixties One of the Old Brigade
  • Mademoiselle was deftly opening the girl's dressing case, but she paused now and turned.

    A Poor Wise Man Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for dressing case

dressing case

(esp formerly) a box or case fitted with all the toilet articles necessary for dressing oneself, arranging one's hair, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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