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jewel case

  1. a small box or chest, often lined in a soft fabric and fitted with compartments, designed to hold jewelry.
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Origin of jewel case

First recorded in 1855–60
Also called jew·el box·.
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Examples from the Web for jewel case

Historical Examples

  • I think of you when I go to bed at night, and that is like opening a jewel-case in the moonlight.

    The Eternal City

    Hall Caine

  • I have a jewel-case in the coach which I would like to bring to a place of security.

  • Eva took the jewel-case, and lifted from it a diamond necklace.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • I saw the jewel-case first, and I should have thought of having it opened.

    The Hand in the Dark

    Arthur J. Rees

  • Miss Heredith never said a word to me about a jewel-case being in the room.

    The Hand in the Dark

    Arthur J. Rees

British Dictionary definitions for jewel case

jewel case

jewel box

  1. a box, usually ornamental, in which jewels are kept
  2. a plastic case for a compact disc
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