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dispatch case

Origin of dispatch case
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • MORE, who has watched him with a sorry smile, puts the papers into a dispatch-case.

  • In return he handed me a look which I shall try to forget, and asked me how I came by the dispatch-case.

    Berry And Co. Dornford Yates
  • He put down his dispatch-case and felt furiously in his pockets with both hands.

    The House by the River A. P. Herbert
  • After the loss of the dispatch-case I at once tendered my resignation in Vienna, but it was not accepted by the Emperor.

    In the World War Count Ottokar Czernin
  • Otway re-opened the dispatch-case and again made sure of his last two exhibits, which he had not exhibited.

    Foe-Farrell Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • As I left, the two were pegging it from a bottle of hunting sherry which the Honourable George had carried in his dispatch-case.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • It was not until we were gliding out of the station that I looked round for my dispatch-case.

    Berry And Co. Dornford Yates
  • "Yes, that is the story," said Otway, sorting back the documents into his dispatch-case.

    Foe-Farrell Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
British Dictionary definitions for dispatch-case

dispatch case

a case used for carrying papers, documents, books, etc, usually flat and stiff
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