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jewel case

a small box or chest, often lined in a soft fabric and fitted with compartments, designed to hold jewelry.
Also called jew·el box·.
Origin of jewel case
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He carried a square parcel in his hand, about as big as some jewel-case that might contain a tiara.

    Miss Mapp Edward Frederic Benson
  • 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
  • "We heard that your jewel-case was taken out of your room at Carlisle and broken open," said Eustace.

    The Eustace Diamonds Anthony Trollope
  • Eva took the jewel-case, and lifted from it a diamond necklace.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • We said not one word about the portraits, but sat down with the jewel-case again between us.

    Lazarre Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Miss Heredith left the room with Tufnell, taking the jewel-case with her.

    The Hand in the Dark Arthur J. Rees
  • When the boxes were collected together, she sat down upon the jewel-case and looked up into my face.

  • Oh, how I wish now that I had opened the jewel-case at the time.

    The Hand in the Dark Arthur J. Rees
  • I don't suppose my little girl ever showed you her mother's jewel-case, did she, Gilbert?

    Fenton's Quest M. E. Braddon
  • I saw the jewel-case first, and I should have thought of having it opened.

    The Hand in the Dark Arthur J. Rees
British Dictionary definitions for jewel-case

jewel case

a box, usually ornamental, in which jewels are kept
a plastic case for a compact disc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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