from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The case or receptacle of the works of a clock.


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  • This solemn question determined, we returned to the clock-case (where we have been forestalled by the reader), and between its contents, and the conversation they occasioned, the remainder of our time passed very quickly.

    Master Humphrey's Clock

  • It is enough to say that I replaced in the clock-case the record of so many trials, — sorrowfully, it is true, but with a softened sorrow which was almost pleasure; and felt that in living through the past again, and communicating to others the lesson it had helped to teach me, I had been a happier man.

    Master Humphrey's Clock

  • But, still clinging to my old friend, and naturally desirous that all its merits should be known, I am tempted to open (somewhat irregularly and against our laws, I must admit) the clock-case.

    Master Humphrey's Clock

  • As a specimen of his powers in this mood, I refer my readers to the extract from the clock-case which follows this paper: he brought it to me not long ago at midnight, and informed me that the main incident had been suggested by a dream of the night before.

    Master Humphrey's Clock

  • The ways go upstairs and downstairs, by winding passages and side gates; a pretty domed staircase starts from the central hall, where stands that old clock-case which Maria wound up when she was over eighty years old.

    Castle Rackrent

  • It was my grand-aunt (whose portrait we still have in the family) who got into the clock-case at the Royal

    The Book of Snobs

  • Betty thought I had something hid in the closet beyond the clock-case, and she was the more convinced of it by reason of my denial.

    Lorna Doone

  • The master of the farm was lately dead, and had left, inside the clock-case, loaded, the great long gun, wherewith he had used to sport at the ducks and the geese on the shore.

    Lorna Doone

  • Surely nowhere else could an oak clock-case and an oak table have got to such a polish by the hand: genuine “elbow polish,” as Mrs. Poyser called it, for she thanked God she never had any of your varnished rubbish in her house.

    Adam Bede

  • But an exemplary lady named Wilcocks, who had stowed away gold and silver in a pickle-pot in a clock-case, a canister-full of treasure in a hole under her stairs, and a quantity of money in an old rat-trap, revived the interest.

    Our Mutual Friend


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