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casket

[′kas·kət]
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And when she caught sight of the big caskets which contained the presents, she clapped her hands for joy.
Let us see first what is in the other casket before we begin to be angry,' thought the Emperor, and there came out the nightingale.
The Emperor had them brought into a large hall, where the Princess was playing at "Visiting," with the ladies of the court; and when she saw the caskets with the presents, she clapped her hands for joy.
Let us see what is in the other casket, before we get into a bad humor," said the Emperor.
And so he stands before the caskets, longing to make a choice, yet fearful.
Some suitors choose the gold, some the silver casket, but all, princes, barons, counts, and dukes, alike choose wrong.
In one of the caskets, you will find a scorpion, in the other, a grasshopper, both very cleverly imitated in Japanese bronze: they will say yes or no for you.
There, I open the caskets without a key, for I am a trap-door lover and I open and shut what I please and as I please.
The more carefully I reflected on what had passed between us, the more shrewdly I suspected the production of the casket, and the application for the loan, of having been mere formalities, designed to pave the way for the parting inquiry addressed to me.
Anne of Austria re-entered her apartment, and came out again almost immediately, holding a rosewood casket in her hand, with her cipher encrusted with gold.
So like a choice casket is it secreted in him, that I have known some whalemen who peremptorily deny that the Sperm Whale has any other brain than that palpable semblance of one formed by the cubic-yards of his sperm magazine.
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.