Yes; an étui, we may call it now, but never meant to conceal that gem.
Then he paused and, producing his étui for the second time, lit a cigarette.
The etymology of tweezers can best be made clear by starting from French étui, a case, of doubtful origin.
When cords were employed the cover of the étui was furnished with loops on each side through which the cords slid.
The color of the étui, on which so fair a hand is resting, is not softer than the hues one sees in the heavens of Italy.
He was a fatherly old man, and she let him help her with her fastenings, and comb out her hair with the tiny comb in her étui.
A ball struck the King, whose life was saved by the circumstance of its coming in contact with an étui in his waistcoat pocket.
The man took out his étui and lit another cigarette, sinking his sombre gaze meanwhile deep into the stream below.