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  • He dug in his pocket and tossed a handful of change into her fiddle-case.

    Beyond World's End

  • Orpheuses, in which every third soldier shouldered a fiddle-case as a pendant to his musket, must have been curious to behold; suggesting the idea that the melodious warriors designed subduing their foes by the soothing strains of _jotas_ and _cachuchas_, rather than by the more cogent arguments of sharp steel and ball-cartridge.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847

  • Only the stage-manager was left, and he was engaged in talking with the leader of the orchestra, who had just come in with a fiddle-case beneath his arm peeping out from his shabby paletot The farewell speech came, and it was only breathed.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • Rosinante, with _round_ reins and tassels, and a netting over its ears, and a head like a fiddle-case, and no more action than a camp-stool.

    Kate Coventry An Autobiography

  • In the same fiddle-case a photograph of my predecessor, taken lately in Saigon, represented in front of a garden view, and in company of a female in strange draperies, an elderly, squat,

    Falk; Amy Foster; To-Morrow

  • In the same fiddle-case a photograph of my predecessor, taken lately in Saigon, represented in front of a garden view, and in company of a female in strange draperies, an elderly, squat, rugged man of stern aspect in a clumsy suit of black broadcloth, and with the hair brushed forward above the temples in a manner reminding one of a boar's tusks.

    Falk; Amy Foster; To-Morrow

  • No; well, then, why had she her fiddle-case with her?

    Memoirs of My Dead Life

  • She had her fiddle-case with her; and to offer to carry it for her seemed an easy way out of my difficulty; but she would not surrender it for a while.

    Memoirs of My Dead Life

  • For my own part, slipping along this moving thoroughfare in my fiddle-case of a canoe, I also was beginning to grow aweary for my ocean.

    An Inland Voyage

  • That was her mother's address on the card on the fiddle-case.

    Somehow Good

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