Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The rooms in the Tower of London where the British regalia and crown jewels are deposited. Also called jewel-office.
  • n. A house or place in which treasures or jewels are kept; hence, a treasury.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Quoth he, “I ask of thee that thou give me jewels;” and the King said, “Carry him to the jewel-house and let him choose that whereof he hath need.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So his friend carried him to the jewel-house and he picked out whatso he would, after which the Merman brought him back to his own city and pulling out a purse, said to him, “Take this deposit and lay it on the tomb of the Prophet, whom Allah save and assain!”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Edward III., and was for many years the royal jewel-house.

    Little Folks (November 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • From the jewel-house, in the days of the abbots, there used to be a path leading to a stream that ran down to the Thames.

    Little Folks (November 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • One of the ladies in attendance (having first dried the place anointed with fine cotton wool) then closes the queen's robes at her breast, and after puts a linen coif upon her head; which being done, the archbishop puts the ring (which he receives from the master of the jewel-house) on the fourth finger of her right hand, saying,

    Coronation Anecdotes

  • The jewel-house and treasury should be wholly under English control, and the ships of war should not be removed into a foreign port.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor

  • Quoth he, "I ask of thee that thou give me jewels;" and the King said, "Carry him to the jewel-house and let him choose that whereof he hath need."

    Arabian nights. English

  • So his friend carried him to the jewel-house and he picked out whatso he would, after which the Merman brought him back to his own city and pulling out a purse, said to him, "Take this deposit and lay it on the tomb of the Prophet, whom Allah save and assain!"

    Arabian nights. English

  • They shall be gathered up out of the dirt into which they are now thrown, and gathered together from all places to which they are now scattered; he shall send forth his angels to gather his elect, who are his jewels, from the four winds of heaven (Matt.xxiv. 31), to gather his jewels into his jewel-house, as the wheat from several fields into the barn.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • The distinguished visitor was presented with a gold cup taken from the king’s jewel-house in the Tower.

    London and the Kingdom - Volume II

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