Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A case containing materials and affording facilities for writing; a kind of portable writing-desk.
“Hearing this, Arthur volunteered the loan of a travelling writing-case, which, he said, he had with him; and, bringing it to the bed, shook the note-paper out of the pocket of the case forthwith in his usual careless way.”
“He had put his carpet-bag on the table, when he first entered the room; and he now took the key from his pocket, reached out his hand softly, opened the bag, and groped in it for his travelling writing-case, in which he knew that there was a small store of matches.”
“And she directly fetched her writing-case, smiling queerly to herself as she bent over the table where it stood: she produced a sheet of paper, a new pen, drew an arm-chair to the table, and presenting her hand to old Helstone, begged permission to instal him in it.”
“He found her, as he always did, lying on her sofa with a French volume before her and a beautiful little inlaid writing-case open on her table.”
“After a few turns backward and forward in the room, she abruptly opened her writing-case and began a letter to her sister.”
“The writing-case was searched, and some letter paper was found in it of the size required.”
“Without waiting to remove her shawl or to take off her hat, she opened her writing-case and addressed these lines to Captain Wragge as fast as her pen could trace them:”
“She took from the writing-case the long letter which she had written to Norah, and slowly read it through.”
“Nothing but billets-doux were found in his writing-case.”
“A letter has been placed within my writing-case," she said to her maid, quite openly.”
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