Definitions for cigarette case
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a small flat case for holding cigarettes; can be carried in a purse or a pocket
A cigarette case or cigarette box is a sturdy, most commonly metal container to store small numbers of cigarettes safely from crushing. In modern times they are also made of plastic. In its simpler form it is an approximately cigarette-length flat metal box opening flatwise symmetrically on hinges into two halves, each storing one row of cigarettes, often held in place by a spring or an elastic strap. Typical cigarette tins in the United States of the 1920s–1930s stored 50 cigarettes, hence their name "flat fifties" at the time. Other typical versions are sturdy cases to store standard cigarette packs. However there are quite a few patents for advanced cigarette cases, including a cigarette case with mobile phone. Within smoking culture, cigarette cases may be fashionable accessories. As such, they may be made of precious metals, adorned with artistic engravings, monograms and jewels. Peter Carl Fabergé, while most famous for his Fabergé eggs, also manufactured exquisite cases of gold and gems for the family of the Tsar, some of which, are reportedly worth up to $25,000 and appreciating. Alternatively, they may be leather-covered. Cigarette cases are also collectible items.
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