from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A case or box lined with soft material to protect a valuable pipe when not in use.
  • n. A similar cover for the bowl of a pipe to protect it from the fingers when in use, as when a meerschaum is being carefully colored, to keep the fingers from touching the bowl.


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  • The pipe-case is connected with a tobacco-pouch, in which are also flint, steel and tinder.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 29, August, 1873

  • Up to his little box of a room he climbed, found his pipe-case and tobacco-pouch, and in five minutes was strolling out to the point once more, when he came suddenly upon the night-watchman, -- a personage of whose functions and authority he was entirely ignorant.

    From the Ranks

  • But it so happened that the pipe-case had been moved, and it was some minutes before I could find it.

    A Bid for Fortune or Dr. Nikola's Vendetta

  • The pipe-case was made of a sort of black coral, curiously carved, and attached to the tabako-ire, or pouch, by a heavy cord of plaited silk of three colours, passed through a ball of transparent agate.

    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan Second Series

  • Seeing me admire it, he suddenly drew a knife from his sleeve, and before I could prevent him, severed the pipe-case from the pouch, and presented it to me.

    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan Second Series

  • He drew from his girdle a remarkably beautiful tobacco-pouch and pipe-case, containing a little silver pipe, which he began to smoke.

    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan Second Series

  • Thereupon he draws from his girdle a Japanese pipe-case and tobacco-pouch combined; pulls out of the pipe-case a little brass pipe with a bowl scarcely large enough to hold a pea; pulls out of the pouch some tobacco so finely cut that it looks like hair, stuffs a tiny pellet of this preparation in the pipe, and begins to smoke.

    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan First Series

  • Gager, before he answered, took a pipe-case out of his pocket, and lit the pipe.

    The Eustace Diamonds

  • The merchant at bay, on the verge of bankruptcy -- sometimes it is true -- who comes to entreat you to save his honour, with a pistol ready to shoot himself, bulging out the pocket of his overcoat -- sometimes it is only his pipe-case.

    The Nabob

  • London latch-keys, my purse, my penknife; my handkerchief in the breastpocket of my coat, and in its tail-pockets my gloves and pipe-case, and the little water-color box I had bought that morning.

    Peter Ibbetson


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