from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A set of shelves, compartments, or drawers for holding music, whether bound or in sheet form.
  • noun A roll, folio, or cover for carrying music, especially sheet music. Also called music-roll, music-folio, etc.
  • noun A printers' case or tray fitted with partitions for music-types.


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  • He strapped his music-case on to the carrier of his bicycle.

    A Murder of Quality Le Carre, John, 1931- 1962

  • Diana gathered up her songs and slowly dropped them into her music-case, while Baroni stared at her with a puzzled, brooding look in his eyes.

    The Splendid Folly Margaret Pedler

  • "When I give my recital you shall have a seat in the front row," Diana promised, as she picked up her gloves and music-case.

    The Splendid Folly Margaret Pedler

  • Now and again people pass: a woman of the slums in a dirty apron, her head wrapped in a grey shawl; two girls in waterproofs, trim and alert notwithstanding the inclement weather, one with a music-case under her arm.

    The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia 1919

  • He was always dressed in the same fashion, and carried a black music-case under his arm.

    Jeremy Hugh Walpole 1912

  • At that moment Ulyth, with her music-case, entered the room.

    For the Sake of the School Angela Brazil 1907

  • In a moment she had picked up her bouquet of roses and her music-case, and was back in the green drawing-room.

    The Woman with the Fan Robert Smythe Hichens 1907

  • But here she shook her head with the air of a sphinx, and, leaving her sentence unfinished, took up her music-case and went to practise.

    The Nicest Girl in the School A Story of School Life Angela Brazil 1907

  • Bess, greatly thrilled, turned up next afternoon with her violin and music-case, and when classes were over they walked across to the Abbey.

    A Popular Schoolgirl Angela Brazil 1907

  • At last, after I had endured a meal with them, and was come very near the point of appealing for an interview before her aunt, she went and stood by the music-case, and picking out a tune, sang to it on a high key - "He that will not when he may, When he will he shall have nay."

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped. 1893


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