treasure-house love

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A house or building where treasures and stores are kept.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A house or building where treasures and stores are kept; a place where hoarded riches or precious things are kept; a treasury.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a storehouse for treasures

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Examples

  • At that time the nearest recording office was in the police barracks at Fort Cudahy, just across the river from Forty Mile; but when it became bruited abroad that Eldorado Creek was a treasure-house, it was quickly discovered that Olaf Nelson had failed to make the down-Yukon trip to file upon his property.

    A DAUGHTER OF THE AURORA

  • The room beyond was like the vault of a treasure-house.

    Clockwork Angel

  • Essential not simply to preserve our own fragile existence in this immense treasure-house of living creatures, but also to preserve this almost infinitely varied life-support system upon which we depend for the necessities of life in a very large, cold and forbidding universe which is devoid of perceptible life everywhere but here on Earth.

    The End of Hunting and Fishing in the Wild

  • For me, the phrase ‘food culture’ summons a treasure-house of memories about meals cooked in the heart of local communities, by ordinary people: food that is gorgeous and gutsy, simple and delicious.

    Culture Shock

  • We have a treasure-house of literature, going back to the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans.

    Doris Lessing - Nobel Lecture

  • The keys to our Father's treasure-house hang freely on the hook of faith.

    Occult knowledge, hidden treasure

  • The natives say it was the treasure-house of Chau-te-leur, a mighty king who reigned long 'before their fathers.'

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • As a treasure-house of characters and stories, the "Nights" is an essential point of reference for popular entertainments ranging from British pantomime to Romantic ballet and opera to Hollywood spectacle.

    Old Tales That Still Seduce

  • See Corrections & Amplifications below New Jersey is America's secret treasure-house of culture.

    The Hidden State of Culture

  • And in requital of these tokens from the treasure-house of thy bounty, behold we have sent thee a Nubian slave, named Zohauk, of whom judge not by his complexion, according to the foolish ones of the earth, in respect the dark-rinded fruit hath the most exquisite flavour.

    The Talisman

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