from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pocket-case for holding cigars.


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  • “I beg your pardon, sir,” Brown said, as he handed me my cigar-case, “but Mr. Harmmed has asked to see you before you go out.”


  • My amazement reached its culmination when, at the conclusion of his speech, he produced a cigar-case full of cigars and offered it round.

    The South Pole~ At the Pole

  • His very visiting-cards, his cigar-case, and the handle of his cane took slightly oblique inclinations. —

    Alexis Soyer and the Rise of the Celebrity Chef

  • Without waiting for an answer, he drew a cigar-case from his pocket, opened it, and held it out to Lucien.

    Eve and David

  • And he slowly drew out a fine cigar-case, picked one to his taste, lit it, took a book from the shelf convenient to his hand, then leaning back, proceeded to smoke and read as tranquilly as if he had been in his own room, in Grove-street, X — - shire, England.

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

  • On reaching his favourite seat he found he had left his cigar-case behind him; he immediately returned for it.

    Two on a Tower

  • I searched the pockets, finding a silver cigar-case in one pocket, containing two slim, brown cigarillos, and a matching silver wind-proof lighter.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • The trousers held a little penknife and some silver, and the side pocket of his jacket contained an old crocodile-skin cigar-case.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • In a spasm of righteousness he flung his cigar-case out of the smoking-compartment window.


  • A week ago he had invented a system of leaving his cigar-case and cigarette-box in an unused drawer at the bottom of the correspondence-file, in the outer office.



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