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dressing case

a small piece of luggage for carrying toilet articles, medicine, etc.
Origin of dressing case
1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Softly she crept from her bed, and made her way across the floor to the dressing-case.

  • He went to the dressing-case and mechanically opened the upper drawer.

    The Masked Bridal Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
  • In the lid of my dressing-case lay my dress-coat, tightly rolled up.

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  • Silently he unlocked his dressing-case and bag, and proceeded to dress himself.

    Paul Patoff F. Marion Crawford
  • He had some sal-volatile in his dressing-case, and he made her take it.

    The Soul Stealer Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • The man or woman who 'wants it all' usually gets the dressing-case the 'all' was kept in.

    The Angel of Terror Edgar Wallace
  • A silversmith, in one of Napoleon's hours of need, sold him a dressing-case upon credit.

  • He added largely to his wardrobe, his dressing-case, his trinket box.

    What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • That this was her apartment, he was sure, when another step revealed a bureau with a ladies' dressing-case open upon it.

    Jessamine Marion Harland
  • But the blockading was really needful, for in my dressing-case I have about 250l.

British Dictionary definitions for dressing-case

dressing case

(esp formerly) a box or case fitted with all the toilet articles necessary for dressing oneself, arranging one's hair, etc
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