from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A case or box in which a violin is kept.


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  • With his black violin-case he hurried down the street, then halted to pity the flowers massed pallid under the gaslight of the market-hall.

    The Trespasser

  • In each of the arm-chairs, reposing across the arms, was a violin-case.

    The Trespasser

  • ‘Tomorrow,’ he thought, as he laid his violin-case across the arms of a wicker chair.

    The Trespasser

  • When she had closed the black lid of her violin-case, Helena stood a moment as if at a loss.

    The Trespasser

  • For a moment he hesitated, afraid of the threatening scene, then, with a decisive movement, he took her violin-case out of her hand.

    Maurice Guest

  • Here and there came a member of the orchestra; with violin-case or black-swathed wind-instrument in hand, he deftly threaded his way through the throng, bestowing, as he went, a hasty nod of greeting upon a colleague, a sweep of the hat on an obsequious pupil.

    Maurice Guest

  • He looked at Clements, who reluctantly took out a fifty-cent piece and dropped it in the violin-case.

    Autumn Maze

  • Malone crossed the road, Clements hurrying to catch up with him, and dropped a dollar in the violin-case of a young girl playing some country-and-western number.

    Autumn Maze

  • The diagrams, the violin-case, and the pipe-rack -- even the Persian slipper which contained the tobacco -- all met my eyes as I glanced round me.

    The Adventure of the Empty House

  • The figure disappeared for an instant within the doorway and the light went out; then he reappeared, carrying a violin-case under his arm, which he screened from the wet with the folds of his cloak, carefully, as a mother would cover the face of her child.

    The Black Cross


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