One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A display case whose upper part is made chiefly of glass.
- ‘A dirty glass case contained filigree jewelry, and his eyes were drawn to a pair of intricate earrings.’
- ‘We recently did a one-man show in a gallery where the books first were showcased in a glass case and could not be read.’
- ‘It is not known how the coins were removed from their display case but it is understood the glass case was not smashed.’
- ‘The reporter had a choice of fake handguns, pistols and revolvers on display in a glass case among books and small toys.’
- ‘The cup will go on display in an armoured glass case with tight-security expected.’
- ‘The cakes and pies are impressive - everything from cheesecake to fresh fruit cups and pies all professionally displayed in a glass case.’
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