from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A holder for a pencil, either plain or of costly material and richly ornamented.


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  • The others had the same idea, and soon there was a new pile: a pencil-case, a battered watch, sheets and towels, two old-fashioned silver teaspoons, a pair of sugar-tongs, a few boots --- even a blanket.

    Jesse Kornbluth: Christmas Carol

  • I kept as steady as I could, both in foot and face; and having by this time got the dust out, and found his pencil-case, he measured me, and made the necessary notes.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • The 1 of the table would work from its moorings, under Tuesday or Wednesday, as the case might be, and you would find, on examination, that Th. or W. was the 23 1/2 of the month (which was absurd on the face of the thing), and in a word your cherished pencil-case an utterly unreliable time-keeper.

    Roundabout Papers

  • I owed three-and-sixpence to Hawker out of my money for a pencil-case, and

    Roundabout Papers

  • You see I had had my money, and spent it in that pencil-case affair.

    Roundabout Papers

  • He bought him a silver pencil-case; and in the matter of learning let him do just as much or as little as ever he pleased.

    The History of Pendennis

  • Thus an intimacy grew up between us, and after he left Slaughter House and went into the dragoons, the honest fellow did not forget his old friend, but actually made his appearance one day in the playground in moustaches and a braided coat, and gave me a gold pencil-case and a couple of sovereigns.

    Mens Wives

  • Briggs will be able to pay the tick which that imprudent child has run up with Mrs. Ruggles; and I shall let Briggs Major pay for the pencil-case which Bullock sold to him. —

    Dr. Birch and his young friends

  • A seal or two, a pencil-case, a pair of sleeve-buttons, and a brooch of no great value, were all.

    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 4 The Last of the Three Spirits | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • Coincidentally, I was just musing to a friend about my old Snoopy pencil-case today, which always signified the end of summer and start of another year of elementary school.



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