Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small pocket-case, generally of an ornamental kind, for holding the visiting-cards of the bearer.
- n. A case of drawers in which catalogue-cards are arranged.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A case for visiting cards.
- n. a small case for carrying business cards
- card + case (Wiktionary)
“I keep my purse very small so it won't fill up so there's not much else besides wallet, phone, cardcase, pen sometimes, a rather dented Julian card and a lot of assorted other people's cards and scraps of paper with scribbles.”
“Ermine's had been built as a private house, or so it appearedbuilt for someone with a bottomless cardcase and a deep appreciation of pillars, arches, friezes, and cornices and the like; features he had previously seen only as fading designs painted on the otherwise stark fronts of shiprock buildings were real here in a jungle of stone that towered fully five stories.”
“Ermine's had been built as a private house, or so it appeared -- built for someone with a bottomless cardcase and a deep appreciation of pillars, arches, friezes, and cornices and the like; features he had previously seen only as fading designs painted on the otherwise stark fronts of shiprock buildings were real here in a jungle of stone that towered fully five stories.”
“He was glad to catch Gerard's eye and withdraw as gracefully as he could; he was also glad that Gerard seemed perfectly cool and sober and had charge of the cardcase, dropping the necessary number of cards into the silver trays that the coloured butlers held out to receive them.”
“Of course he will say so before them," thought the Duchess, aloud, she says tapping him on the arm with her cardcase, "Come to my box at the Theatre to-night, I want to consult you about something, since dear Harold died," and a corner of her handkerchief went to her eyes,”
“Elinor rose, and going to her bag that was still dangling from the chair back where she had flung it in her hurried preparation for dinner, took out a cardcase, and drawing forth three square bits of gray cardboard, handed them to Patricia.”
“He fished out a cardcase, and handed his card to Thompson.”
“There was a gold watch, for one thing, with a chain and locket; there was a silver pencil, and a matchbox, and a handful of small change, and finally a cardcase.”
“After further examination, they burned the cardcase and its contents, all but the bills, and likewise the picture of a little girl in the locket.”
“The family cardcase having done its duty the girls walked on, and Jo uttered another thanksgiving on reaching the fifth house, and being told that the young ladies were engaged.”
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