When he left to join the Spanish-American War, Katie kept a picture of him on a locket around her neck.
The jury, wide-awake now, passed the locket along, with many sly nods and a few whispered words.
Attached to the watch there was a locket of chased yellow gold.
As the locket opened for his strong thumb-nail, Daisy gave out a little sound as of pain.
He put the locket again in its place, and took a letter from his breast-pocket.
They were in too much haste to get to the other places where it might be possible that Betty had dropped her locket.
This she laid aside with the locket, closed and locked the drawer.
He opened a locket and showed us the full face of a very lovely woman.
It seemed a locket, which he wore by a ribbon round his neck.
But when he looked into the locket, he saw the same face that was looking at him from across the room.
mid-14c., "iron cross-bar of a window," from Old French loquet "door-handle, bolt, latch," diminutive of loc "lock, latch," from Frankish or some other Germanic source (cf. Old Norse lok "fastening, lock;" see lock (n.1)). Meaning "ornamental case with hinged cover" (containing a lock of hair, miniature portrait, etc.) first recorded 1670s.