treasure trove love


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hidden treasure, subsequently discovered.
  • n. A valuable discovery.
  • n. Precious metal objects that were buried or concealed by an unknown owner.


From Anglo-Norman tresor trové ("found treasure"), calque of Latin thesaurus inventus; postnominal adjective later reinterpreted as head noun. (Wiktionary)


  • However, Gaius Baebius was a duly elected tribune of the plebs, and when the stream of silver denarii was poured out on the table in front of him, he silently scooped his treasure trove into a dozen big bags and became the property of the King of Numidia.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Caepio had heard the story while he had been governor of Further Spain three years before, and had dreamed ever since of finding the Gold of Tolosa, even though his Spanish informant had assured him the treasure trove was commonly regarded as a myth.

    The First Man in Rome

  • The entire site is a treasure trove of information on these minute creatures.


  • But later, after his father had crumpled in a wine-soaked heap and his unhappy sister had tidied things up as decently as she could, Sulla sat in his corner of the room in which the three of them lived at the time, and pondered his unexpected treasure trove in aching disbelief.

    The First Man in Rome

  • It was a researcher’s dream, the kind of treasure trove that no one but the army could possibly have stockpiled, given the deep pockets of the Department of Defense versus the dwindling sum doled out for the typical autoimmune-disease research grant.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Suri’s bleak assessment was seconded by Hank Crumpton, the CIA supervisor of operations in Afghanistan in the months after 9/11, who says that by the winter of 2001 twenty training camps had been secured, yielding a treasure trove of hundreds of documents, videotapes, and phones, all of which led to many new leads, while at least five thousand militants had been killed, mostly in the massive American bombing raids on Taliban positions.

    The Longest War

  • Later Zahra had shown her the gifts Saud had sent her -- the silver and turquoise hand jewellery handed down through seven generations of his family, necklaces of beaten gold studded with rubies, rings and ankle bracelets, a whole treasure trove of precious and semi-precious stones guaranteed to excite the most prosaic female imagination.

    Falcon's Prey

  • His use of it was sparing—sheer weariness did not permit nightly reading—but possessing it had meant that he could pore over the treasure trove of books Jem Thistlethwaite had sent in the only leisure activity did not make him feel a traitor to his family.

    Morgan’s Run


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