from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A box containing certain requisites for the toilet, as combs, shaving apparatus, hair-, tooth-, and nail-brushes, pomatum, etc.


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  • I found him hovering about my luggage, wedging my dressing-case securely upright by means of my little automatic rifle.


  • Luggage out within a day or two and turned it over, and the following were the items: — A black portmanteau, a black bag, a desk, a dressing-case, a brown-paper parcel, a hat-box, and an umbrella strapped to a walking-stick.

    Somebody's Luggage

  • All day I have been thinking that if she could rise from her grave, she would herself sell the gold which her love for me lavished on this dressing-case; but were

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • Eugenie opened the dressing-case and gazed at the portrait of her aunt.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • Grandet took his knife to pry out some of the gold; to do this, he placed the dressing-case on a chair.

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  • The same party bought in one lot the portmanteau, the bag, the desk, the dressing-case, the hat-box, the umbrella, strap, and walking-stick.

    Somebody's Luggage

  • My father has kindly presented me with the pretty gewgaws a girl loves — a dressing-case, toilet service, scent-box, fan, sunshade, prayer-book, gold chain, cashmere shawl.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • Grandet held his knife over the dressing-case and hesitated as he looked at his daughter.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • There was writing in his dressing-case, writing in his boots, writing among his shaving-tackle, writing in his hat-box, writing folded away down among the very whalebones of his umbrella.

    Somebody's Luggage

  • “Here is also a little case which I am charged to give into your own hands,” he added, placing on the table the leather box which contained the dressing-case.

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