from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A watch-case having a hinged cover to protect the crystal, originally against accidents in hunting. See hunting-watch.


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  • His watch was an old hunting-case which had belonged to his father.

    The Girl and The Bill An American Story of Mystery, Romance and Adventure Bannister Merwin

  • The heavy hunting-case watch lying upon the dressing-case pointed to the wee small hours.

    Marguerite Verne Rebecca Agatha Armour

  • Soon after the happy parents left, a watch came by express to the Magan homestead, and when Connor opened the hunting-case cover, after changing its position till he could see something besides his own twisted face reflected in it, and after wiping away the spray that would come into his eyes, he read:

    Connor Magan's Luck and Other Stories M. T. W.

  • Lying there, he had a good deal of time to study them, and somehow his recollection of the girl with the hunting-case watch did not seem to fit her in with these kindly and efficient women.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart 1917

  • But Jane Brown put away her hunting-case watch, and the lame girl swept the ward with soft eyes that had in them a pity that was almost a benediction.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart 1917

  • It was really ten minutes by the hunting-case watch.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart 1917

  • The night nurse found her there some time later, asleep, her hunting-case watch open on Johnny's bed and her fingers still on his quiet wrist.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart 1917

  • She held an old-fashioned hunting-case watch in her hand, and her eyes were fixed on his chest.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart 1917

  • Uncle Bobbie Wicks pulled down the top of his desk and heard the lock click with a long sigh of satisfaction, for a glance at his large, old-fashioned hunting-case watch told him that it was nearly eleven o'clock.

    That Printer of Udell's Harold Bell Wright 1908

  • The young Westerner drew forth a hunting-case watch and opened it.

    Frank Merriwell's Son A Chip Off the Old Block Burt L. Standish 1905


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