from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A case for containing a thimble, or two or more thimbles of different patterns for different kinds of work.


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  • Seated on a low chair near the fire, he turned round in his fingers the ivory thimble-case.

    Madame Bovary

  • Tom Green made himself exceedingly agreeable to the whole party, by presenting to each some pretty little box, thimble-case, or other ingenious trifle, which he had made at his leisure with the aid of his turning-lathe; whereupon Charlie Bolton assumed an irresistibly ludicrous air of dejection, and asserted that he felt quite crushed by Tom's superior gallantry.

    Holidays at the Grange or A Week's Delight Games and Stories for Parlor and Fireside


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