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jewel case

a small box or chest, often lined in a soft fabric and fitted with compartments, designed to hold jewelry.
Also called jew·el box·.
Origin of jewel case
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Her jewel case was open and she brought out the pendant that George had sent her and held it against her throat.

    The Trumpeter Swan Temple Bailey
  • In an instant the wood parted and disclosed a hollow in which lay a jewel case.

    A Royal Prisoner Pierre Souvestre
  • Penny suspected that Mr. Addison had disposed of the jewel case somewhere near the hedge.

    The Wishing Well Mildred A. Wirt
  • Then I agree with Mr. Heredith that the jewel case should be opened.

    The Hand in the Dark Arthur J. Rees
  • Realizing that she was revealing a great deal, Mrs. Marborough snapped shut the jewel case and smiled at the girls.

    The Wishing Well Mildred A. Wirt
  • Makes a sign to the servant, who goes away with the jewel case.

    Love and Intrigue Friedrich Schiller
  • Recovering her breath, Penny politely offered the jewel case to Mrs. Marborough.

    The Wishing Well Mildred A. Wirt
  • There were marks on the jewel case where some ones hands had been put.

  • Right in the middle of that sheer, gossamer expanse was a sparkling heap of gems, the dumped contents of some jewel case.

    All Cats Are Gray Andre Alice Norton
  • Gene had idly lifted from the jewel case a locket and had opened it.

    Rilla of the Lighthouse Grace May North
British Dictionary definitions for jewel case

jewel case

a box, usually ornamental, in which jewels are kept
a plastic case for a compact disc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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