Mummy-case

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Mummy-case a case of wood or cartonnage for an Egyptian mummy
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. mumie—It. mummia—Ar. and Pers. múmáyin, a mummy—Pers. móm, wax.

Usage

In literature:

The token was placed in the mummy case upon the Egyptian's lips, perhaps as Charon's toll.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 6, December 1864" by Various
Israel's exodus was headed by a mummy case, in which the dead bones of their whilom leader were contained.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
His face was as cryptic as the outline on a mummy case.
"Stubble" by George Looms
Cut open a cocoon and examine the pupa, noting the mummy-like case on which can be seen the impressions of the wings developing within.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Polly unwound herself from her mummy-like case.
"Three Little Cousins" by Amy E. Blanchard
It was the mummy case on which I gazed.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
In a pipe discovered in a mummy-case and now in the museum at Turin, was found a straw beating-reed in position.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
It was there that the two mummy cases were kept, sacred from the profaning presence of any but this stricken woman.
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
In nine cases out of ten, the inclosing coffin, like that of an old mummy, conforms to the outline of the organism which it incloses.
"The Cruise of the Betsey" by Hugh Miller
The mummy-case was placed upright against the wall.
"The Cat of Bubastes" by G. A. Henty
Come on, step into the mummy case.
"Anything You Can Do" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Before them, standing erect against the wall, was a large wooden mummy-case.
"The Blind Lion of the Congo" by Elliott Whitney
The mummy case stood upright against the wall, but the mummy itself was missing.
"The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
There were empty mummy cases, boxes of excelsior, and various stuffed animals.
"The Wishing Well" by Mildred A. Wirt
Miss Odell's treasure is a mummy, in a painted mummy-case.
"Lord John in New York" by C. N. Williamson
Did the Pharaohs, I wonder, or their wise men, seeing this, model their mummy cases after those which the butterflies make?
"Book of Monsters" by David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild
The mummy and sarcophagus depicted on the canvas stood before me against the wall of the studio, the lid resting beside the case.
"Tales of Secret Egypt" by Sax Rohmer
In the old Roman Bath was a case with images like mummies.
"Little Tony of Italy" by Madeline Brandeis
We made up our minds that you must be at least seventy-five years old to want to photograph a hideous mummy-case.
"On the Lightship" by Herman Knickerbocker Vielé
Also the ceremony of the mummy-case being drawn round the feasting halls was no empty or obsolete sign to the men.
"The Empire Makers" by Hume Nesbit
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In news:

LEGOs Used to Conserve Ancient Mummy Case.
Augusta ' mummy ' case awaits Tennessee lab inquiry.
But not every tourist was eager to find out that Tut 's mummy was being moved to a modern, see-through case.
The Egyptians used it to stylize their mummy cases.
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