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  • The New-York Historical Society Alexander Hamilton's portrait So in a fresh bid for relevance, the museum has started revamping more of its glass-case displays to acknowledge Wall Street's checkered reputation.

    Making Money a Must-See

  • In Haledon, the library has exhibited for several years a glass-case memorial to Mongilardi, with bullet casings fired at his funeral, said

    Mongilardi, Peter Jr.

  • He announced himself by name to a man in a glass-case at the head of the stairs.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • In a glass-case, which is kept locked, are the entire accoutrements of a horse; and the saddle, even to the stirrup-straps and girths, was studded with pearls, emeralds, rubies, and torquoises.

    A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden 2nd edition

  • Between each of these doors appeared a glass-case, containing the sultan's private library; every volume was in manuscript, with the name written on the edges of the leaves.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 342, November 22, 1828

  • The next day, having again assembled, the French admiral's sword was ordered to be placed in an elegant glass-case, in the most conspicuous part of the council-room, with an inscription expressive of the gift on a marble tablet.

    The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson, Volume 1

  • 'What! and have a pin stuck through one's head, and to be suffocated with camphor, merely for the sake of being placed in a glass-case for people to stare at!' ejaculated Spleenwort, with a dash of malice in his tone.

    Parables from Flowers

  • The bullet entered his body about an inch below the right nipple and would probably have been fatal but for an eye glass-case and a roll of manuscript he had in his pocket.

    Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography

  • There are other things which I can not tolerate among his rarities, as, the china figure of the lady in the glass-case; the Italian engine, for the imprisonment of those who go abroad with it; both of which I hereby order to be taken down, or else he may expect to have his letters patent for making punch superseded, be debarred wearing his muff next winter, or ever coming to London without his wife.

    All About Coffee

  • She showed him into the waiting-room, a dark and musty place, with some ferns under a glass-case by the window.

    In a German Pension

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