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  • proper n. The historic royal regalia of a state; those of the United Kingdom (the orb, sceptre, swords and crowns etc) are held in the Tower of London

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Examples

  • Willy Liebel was as preoccupied with the Crown Jewels as Hitler himself, and in addition to publishing books and articles celebrating their venerated history, he publicly demanded their return to Nürnberg.

    HITLER’S HOLY RELICS

  • Horn, Troche said, would not discover who took the Crown Jewels, and why, until he understood how Hitler had intended to use them.

    HITLER’S HOLY RELICS

  • His impromptu lecture might not improve relations between the two men or facilitate the recovery of the missing Crown Jewels—a task that now seemed unachievable given the state of affairs in occupied Nürnberg—but it would help the captain understand why Hitler, like Napoleon before him, coveted the Holy Roman Empire treasures in the first place.

    HITLER’S HOLY RELICS

  • Exactly what Hitler experienced when viewing the Holy Lance and other Crown Jewels would remain a mystery.

    HITLER’S HOLY RELICS

  • Controversy over ownership of Crown Jewels and interest by Generals Patton and Eisenhower: “MFAA meeting notes of repatriation of Crown Jewels,” January 9, 1946, at NA; Colonel M. C. Bauer, “Return to Vienna of Crown Jewels and Regalia of the Holy Roman Empire,” addressed to USFET, copy to MH, November 13, 1945, at NA; memo by Colonel C.

    HITLER’S HOLY RELICS

  • Buckingham Palace and taking away the Crown Jewels, and she heard his daring designs (as we always do in dreams) without the slightest surprise or any suggestion that the Crown Jewels are kept at the Tower instead of at Buckingham Palace.

    A Popular Schoolgirl

  • Pomfret's company, Crown Jewels, produces "unique heritage edition" prophylactics that, according to its website, "combine the strength of a prince with the yielding sensitivity of a princess-to-be… It is truly a king among condoms."

    The Guardian World News

  • Return of Crown Jewels and discussion with JT: WH’s report to headquarters, Det F1B3, Third ECA, JT, August 14, 1945, at NA; and correspondence from Brigadier General William Draper to WH, August 16, 1946, at WHA.

    HITLER’S HOLY RELICS

  • That dragon of a secretary at his clinic guards him like the Crown Jewels, so I tried his housekeeper and easy as kiss your hand, I’m in.

    A Share in Death

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