Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ease or holder for a pen.
  • n. A case for one or more pens with their holders and usually an inkstand; a portable writing-case. See penner. Also called penna.

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Examples

  • Kalamdán, or pen-case, is a little inkstand of metal occupying the top of the long, narrow box.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So Hayat al-Nufus called for pen-case and paper and wrote these couplets,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So Hayat al-Nufus called for pen-case and paper and wrote these verses,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And he called for pen-case and paper and wrote down what was graven on the first tablet.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then Little-Boy tore open his portfolio with frantic haste; from the portfolio he drew out a pen-case, from the pen-case a pen-holder, which all at once he began jabbing into the hand of Long-Shanks that held his brother prisoner.

    Good Blood

  • It was exclusively to His care that the documents of the Báb, His pen-case, His seals, and agate rings, together with a scroll on which He had penned, in the form of a pentacle, no less than three hundred and sixty derivatives of the word Bahá, were delivered, in conformity with instructions He Himself had issued prior to His departure from _Ch_ihríq.

    God Passes By

  • The officers who were conducting him knocked with their golden wands on the folding doors, which were flung back, and Chrysostom saw the Chamberlain seated at a table inlaid with precious marbles, on which lay a large golden inkstand, and a large pen-case, also of solid gold.

    Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom

  • There, too, we see the drill and auger and chisel of the carpenter; the spear and shield of the soldier; the crown and sceptre of the Pharaoh; the harp and lute of the minstrel; the ink-bottle and pen-case of the scribe.

    Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

  • _Ch_ihríq towards Tabríz, had placed His writings and even His ring and pen-case in a specially prepared box, put the key of the box in an envelope, and sent it by means of Mullá Báqir, who was one of His first associates, to Mullá ‘Abdu’l-Karím of Qazvín.

    A Traveler’s Narrative

  • 'Now the Sayyid Bāb ... had placed his writings, and even his ring and pen-case, in a specially prepared box, put the key of the box in an envelope, and sent it by means of Mullā Baḳir, who was one of his first associates, to Mullā' Abdu'l Karim of Kazwin.

    The Reconciliation of Races and Religions

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