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casket

[′kas·kət]
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This rose and this nightingale the Princess was to have, and so they were both put into silver caskets and sent to her.
There was no longer any doubt: the treasure was there -- no one would have been at such pains to conceal an empty casket.
He returned to his room, and after depositing the ring in a casket filled with brilliants of every sort, for the cardinal was a connoisseur in precious stones, he called to Bernouin to undress him, regardless of the noises of gun-fire that, though it was now near midnight, continued to resound through Paris.
I speak of Miss Charlotte Henley, the nun,--she who has all of heaven about her but its love--that brilliant casket without its jewels--that woman-- yes, that YOUNG woman without any heart.
Still she persevered, and at last, I am bound to confess it, her finger, essaying, proving every atom of the casket, touched its secret spring, and for a moment the lid sprung open; she laid her hand on the jewel within; whether she stole and broke it, or whether the lid shut again with a snap on her fingers, read on, and you shall know.
This bundle, the first night of our arrival, I had used as a pillow, but on the succeeding morning, opening it for the inspection of the natives, they gazed upon the miscellaneous contents as though I had just revealed to them a casket of diamonds, and they insisted that so precious a treasure should be properly secured.
said Athos, opening a casket, from which he drew both gold and jewels, "you see, sire, we are too rich.
Clarke neglected to lock up his treasure; in the morning the sacred casket was open - the precious relic gone!
said she; and she took the casket that the sun had given her, and found that within it lay a dress as dazzling as the sun itself.
Often had I pondered on the odd instructions he had left me governing the construction of his mighty tomb, and especially those parts which directed that he be laid in an OPEN casket and that the ponderous mechanism which controlled the bolts of the vault's huge door be accessible ONLY FROM THE INSIDE.
Such a little while ago I came to this table with the thought of winning a hundred rubles to buy that casket for Mamma's name day and then going home.
The casket was soon open before them, and the various jewels spread out, making a bright parterre on the table.