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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Egyptian archœol., a case of wood or cartonnage in which a mummy was inclosed, having as nearly as possible the shape of the mummy, and carved and painted so as to represent the dead person.

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Examples

  • Morley, narrating in another place the description of the mummy-case as jotted down by Von Lorfmon and passed on to Schuyler, mentions the fact that large portions of seaweed adhered to it -- seaweed of a kind found only at great depths, on the bottom of the ocean.

    The Moon of Skulls

  • And search it we did, with the combined craft of a secret service expert and a denizen of the underworld -- while Hansen stood stolidly at his post, the two Negroes standing over the carved mummy-case watched us impassively and the Levantine sitting like a sphinx on his mat, puffing a fog of smoke into the air.

    The Moon of Skulls

  • Gordon and I watched them closely as they made their way to a large mummy-case which stood upright against the wall not far from the back.

    The Moon of Skulls

  • Since you are positive that the picture of the mummy is the picture of Kathulos -- and there is little room for fraud -- one of two things is practically certain: the Scorpion was never dead but ages ago was placed in that mummy-case and his life preserved in some manner, or else -- he was dead and has been brought to life!

    The Moon of Skulls

  • At last, baffled, we returned to the mummy-case, which was certainly long enough to conceal even a man of Kathulos 'height.

    The Moon of Skulls

  • The chamber was square, with walls and ceiling of polished black marble and furnished after the manner of the ancient Stygians; there was a couch of ebony, covered with black velvet, and on a black stone dais lay a carven mummy-case.

    The Bloody Crown Of Conan

  • Into this cavern came some of the same dark, wiry men who had borne the mummy-case.

    The Bloody Crown Of Conan

  • But none looked aside from the mummy-case over which the man in the ermine-trimmed robe was now moving the great flaming jewel while he muttered an incantation that was old when Atlantis sank.

    The Bloody Crown Of Conan

  • The man was standing with staring eyes; wide open, fish-shaped eyes, so motionless that they looked like the eyes painted on a mummy-case.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • The man was standing with staring eyes; wide open, fish-shaped eyes, so motionless that they looked like the eyes painted on a mummy-case.

    The Complete Father Brown

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