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- n. A case in which needles are kept.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A case to keep needles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small ease or box for holding needles.
Also got some lovely goodies - notepad, ladybird needlecase, little shaped erasers (which I foresee being taken straight away by small people) and a great cross-stitch pattern which I am itching to start but won't until I finish at least two of my already started projects.
Everybody knows this copper needlecase missing its lid, from the late 14th century London.
I also found a needlecase with needles dating to Anglo-Saxon Kent.
My needlecase was nearly as precious to me as the small chest in which I carried herbs and medicines.
He nodded abstractedly, went upstairs to the big, sunny sewing room, searched the family needlecase for a long stiff darning needle and extracted several rubber bands from the red cardboard box on the library table.
From Kitty there was a dainty sewing apron of muslin, with pretty blue bows on the pockets; from Amanda, a fancy-work bag, and from Debby a complicated needlecase.
She had also made a needlecase for Alice, not of so much pretension as the other one; this was green morocco lined with crimson satin; no leaves, but ribbon stitched in to hold papers of needles, and a place for a bodkin.
Besides the needlecase for Alice, she had snatched the time whenever she could get away from Ellen Chauncey to work at something for her.
The paths were paved with mother-of-pearl card counters, and the fountain was a silver and glass ash-tray, with a needlecase of filigree silver rising up from the middle of it; and the falling water was made quite nicely out of narrow bits of the silver paper off the chocolate Helen had given him at parting.
The shopman made the doll, the tea-set and the needlecase into one parcel and gave it to Elsie.
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