treasure trove

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treasure trove

- From French, literally meaning "found treasure."
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Noun1.treasure trove - treasure of unknown ownership found hidden (usually in the earth)treasure trove - treasure of unknown ownership found hidden (usually in the earth)
hoarded wealth, treasure - accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.; "the pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies"
2.treasure trove - any collection of valuables that is discoveredtreasure trove - any collection of valuables that is discovered; "her book was a treasure trove of new ideas"; "mother's attic was a treasure trove when we were looking for antiques"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
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treasure trove

nSchatzfund m; (= market)Fundgrube f; (= collection, source)Schatzhöhle f
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A Fox, envying him the honor, discovered a piece of meat lying in a trap, and leading the Monkey to the place where it was, said that she had found a store, but had not used it, she had kept it for him as treasure trove of his kingdom, and counseled him to lay hold of it.
Anne thought what a treasure trove it would be to a writer.
Be that as it might, I seemed to see that woman's figure still clutching at her treasure trove and flying wildly up the winding stair, with her ears ringing perhaps with the muffled screams from behind her and with the drumming of frenzied hands against the slab of stone which was choking her faithless lover's life out.

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