from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A long bag of wood, leather, or cloth, in which a bow is kept when not in use.


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  • As Elspeth threw herself from the saddle, she reached for bow-case and quiver.

    Winds Of Fate

  • As Elspeth threw herself from the saddle, she reached for bow-case and quiver.

    Winds Of Fate

  • O! for breath to utter what is like thee; you tailor’s yard, you sheath, you bow-case, you vile standing-tuck; —

    Act II. Scene IV. The First Part of King Henry the Fourth

  • But I did not wait this time to be beaten with my master's bow-case.

    The Trail Book

  • All at once there rose a shouting for Tse-tse, who came running and beat me over the head with his bow-case.

    The Trail Book

  • Hanging over the bed, at the back of the lodge, was a bow-case and quiver full of arrows.

    When Buffalo Ran

  • Then, escorted by Sir Geoffrey and the city Guards, Hugh and Grey Dick passed through that splendid company away home to dinner, Dick carrying his bow-case in one hand and the sack of armour which de Noyon had not thought fit to claim in the other.

    Red Eve

  • The bow-case is slipped off; the clothes'-bag is dropped; and in the confusion the soul wings its flight, and the body follows, on the great journey home.

    The Civilization of China

  • But Grey Dick made no answer, for already his pale eyes were fixed upon the foe with a stare that Hugh thought was terrible, and his long fingers were playing with the button of his bow-case.

    Red Eve

  • The sides and back were open, and the base or floor of the car curved upward in front, serving as a safeguard to the charioteer when one was required; but it now supported his quiver of silver and bow-case of gilded leather, richly ornamented with figures of lions.

    The pillar of fire, or, Israel in bondage


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