When he left to join the Spanish-American War, Katie kept a picture of him on a locket around her neck.
The jury, wide-awake now, passed the locket along, with many sly nods and a few whispered words.
It was to find this locket that I left my brother and came here.
As the locket opened for his strong thumb-nail, Daisy gave out a little sound as of pain.
It was a locket containing some of Josephine's hair and Camille's.
They were in too much haste to get to the other places where it might be possible that Betty had dropped her locket.
I opened the till, and found there a locket, attached to a string of beads.
He opened a locket and showed us the full face of a very lovely woman.
Daisy turned the key on the locket and wondered what color the hair was.
But when he looked into the locket, he saw the same face that was looking at him from across the room.
mid-14c., "iron cross-bar of a window," from Old French loquet "door-handle, bolt, latch," diminutive of loc "lock, latch," from Frankish or some other Germanic source (cf. Old Norse lok "fastening, lock;" see lock (n.1)). Meaning "ornamental case with hinged cover" (containing a lock of hair, miniature portrait, etc.) first recorded 1670s.