treasure-house love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

  • noun a storehouse for treasures

Etymologies

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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

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

    princeofcairo: The Etymology Out of Time

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

    doris lessing | a hunger for books « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Occult knowledge, hidden treasure

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