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pencil case

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Definition of pencil case in English:

noun

A small container for pencils, pens, and other writing equipment.
Example sentences
  • A grey pencil case containing pens, pencils, a compass and eraser a ruler and small sheets of paper.
  • When challenged the pupil pointed to a pencil case, which is understood to have contained a further ten rounds.
  • They usually had pristine and polished satchels and a comprehensive range of pens, pencils and compasses carefully arranged in different compartments of a wooden pencil case.

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