from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A case containing materials and affording facilities for writing; a kind of portable writing-desk.


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  • He had put his carpet-bag on the table, when he first entered the room; and he now took the key from his pocket, reached out his hand softly, opened the bag, and groped in it for his travelling writing-case, in which he knew that there was a small store of matches.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices 2007

  • Hearing this, Arthur volunteered the loan of a travelling writing-case, which, he said, he had with him; and, bringing it to the bed, shook the note-paper out of the pocket of the case forthwith in his usual careless way.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices 2007

  • He found her, as he always did, lying on her sofa with a French volume before her and a beautiful little inlaid writing-case open on her table.

    Barchester Towers 2004

  • And she directly fetched her writing-case, smiling queerly to herself as she bent over the table where it stood: she produced a sheet of paper, a new pen, drew an arm-chair to the table, and presenting her hand to old Helstone, begged permission to instal him in it.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte 2004

  • She took from the writing-case the long letter which she had written to Norah, and slowly read it through.

    No Name 2003

  • After a few turns backward and forward in the room, she abruptly opened her writing-case and began a letter to her sister.

    No Name 2003

  • The writing-case was searched, and some letter paper was found in it of the size required.

    No Name 2003

  • Without waiting to remove her shawl or to take off her hat, she opened her writing-case and addressed these lines to Captain Wragge as fast as her pen could trace them:

    No Name 2003

  • Nothing but billets-doux were found in his writing-case.

    The Entire Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency d'Orleans, Charlotte -Elisabeth, duchesse 2001

  • "A letter has been placed within my writing-case," she said to her maid, quite openly.

    Can You Forgive Her? 1993


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