Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small pocket in a garment for carrying a watch on the per son; also, a pocket, bag, etc.. in or on the head-curtain of a bed for holding the watch at night.
“He is not content with his trousers unless they have a watch-pocket.”
“And all these foolish pilgrims would each bring his own misery along with him, in a watch-pocket!”
“Return ticket from Mackleton, in the north of England," said Holmes, drawing it from the watch-pocket.”
“It is weighted at each end with a piece of lead, which gives an appearance of genuineness to the watch-pocket.”
“Yes, it's quite true that 'a watch-pocket never boils, '" said Bobbie.”
“It is hanging behind the bed in an embroidered watch-pocket on the wall.”
“I took the precaution to place the locket in my empty watch-pocket for greater safety, and as I left the village behind, I took out all the money in my possession -- four shillings and sevenpence -- and counted it, although I knew perfectly well what it amounted to.”
“He paused, characteristically thrusting two fingers into his watch-pocket.”
“How fervently we poetry-lovers wish that one of the captains of industry would feel impelled to put his hand into his pocket -- if only into his watch-pocket -- or adorn his last testament with a modest codicil!”
“There's no watch there! See!" and he pointed to the concave surface of the watch-pocket.”
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