casket

Part of speech: noun

A jewel case.

Part of speech: noun

A burial case.

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Usage examples "casket":

  1. The casket was broken open, and it was full of gold and jewels. - "Thelma", Marie Corelli.
  2. He came down from the step- ladder, bringing the casket with him, which he opened, and we were allowed to look at, but not touch, the celebrated relic. - "The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912", Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone.
  3. She made no answer to his immediate speech; but her hands, as if unconsciously, struck the spring which locked the casket that hung upon the chain, and the miniature lay open before her, the dim light of the moon shining down upon it. - "Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia", William Gilmore Simms.