from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.


needle +‎ case (Wiktionary)


  • 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.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • I also found a needlecase with needles dating to Anglo-Saxon Kent.

    Steel Needles, Take Two

  • My needlecase was nearly as precious to me as the small chest in which I carried herbs and medicines.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • 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.

    A Son of the City A Story of Boy Life

  • 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.

    Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party

  • 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.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • 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 Wide, Wide World

  • 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 Magic City

  • The shopman made the doll, the tea-set and the needlecase into one parcel and gave it to Elsie.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

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