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jewel box

a hinged plastic case for the storage of a compact disc.
Origin of jewel box
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She went to her jewel box and began hurriedly to toss over its glittering contents.

  • “I am positive I put my jewel box in the trunk,” insisted Mrs. Owen.

    Possessed Cleveland Moffett
  • The jewel box and the lunatic's head were both beautiful receptacles, but the value had flown.

    The Autobiography of a Thief Hutchins Hapgood
  • Presently she returned with Elena's hat and furs and jewel box.

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers
  • Why, nothing happened, replied Cora, making up her mind instantly that the fewer persons who knew about the jewel box the better.

  • Yet, for all its disfigurement, Doris saw that it was a jewel box.

    Doris Force at Locked Gates Julia K. Duncan
  • Have you ever heard your maid, Mary Barton, speak of possessing such a jewel box?

    With Links of Steel Nicholas Carter
  • The whole place was as compact and sparkling as a jewel box.

    His Family Ernest Poole
  • Cora hardly knew how to tell her brother about the jewel box, but she finally managed to explain the peculiar happening.

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