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jewel box

noun
2.
a hinged plastic case for the storage of a compact disc.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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Examples from the web for jewel box
  • It was as ornate as a jewel box and as big as a studio apartment.
  • Starkly modern, it becomes a jewel box at night with a glittering display of neon and fluorescent lights.
  • Then stay until the sky turns dark to watch the city vista transform into a jewel box of sparkling lights.
  • You'll need to hire a painter, but it's the kind of paint that transforms a room into a jewel box.
British Dictionary definitions for jewel box

jewel case

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