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hoarding, hoard

1. A rough and temporary wall or fence, usually at a construction site.
2. A covered wooden gallery projecting from the top of the wall of a medieval fortress to shelter the defenders and to increase facilities for defense.
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With touching generosity, she modestly offered to aid me with her little hoard of savings, hoping I would 'excuse her for the liberty, but really, if I would do her the favour to accept it as a loan, she would be very happy.' Of course I could not think of such a thing; but now, thank heaven, I have gathered a little hoard of my own, and my preparations are so far advanced that I am looking forward to a speedy emancipation.
How many years, and through what changes of fortune and various calamity, had that bottle hoarded up its effervescent joy, to be quaffed at last by two such boon companions!
Brown saw that the chest was barred and clamped with iron, strengthened with iron plates and studded with iron nails, so as to be a fit receptacle in which the wealth of one century might be hoarded up for the wants of another.
Rather carried down alive to wondrous depths, where strange shapes of the unwarped primal world glided to and fro before his passive eyes; and the miser-merman, Wisdom, revealed his hoarded heaps; and among the joyous, heartless, ever-juvenile eternities, Pip saw the multitudinous, God-omnipresent, coral insects, that out of the firmament of waters heaved the colossal orbs.
They, like himself, had been bred in the studious cloisters of a university, and were supposed to possess all the erudition which mankind has hoarded up from age to age.
After being assembled for the study the hoard has again been broken up and pieces shared with the museums which form the Mercian Trail, where it is now on show.
MOST of a collection of new items found close to where the Staffordshire Hoard was previously discovered have been declared a treasure trove.
The Corbridge Hoard, featuring the finest example of Roman armour in the world, opens to the public at Corbridge Roman Town today.
Scholar Mufti Taqi Usmani said on Tuesday that purchasing dollars to hoard for the sake of profit is a 'grave sin' and disloyalty to the country in the present economic crisis.
The hoard, made up of 440 silver denarii coins, was uncovered during an archaeological dig at a Roman site on Edge Hill in 2015.
It is the second hoard of denarii to be found inWarwickshireand this most recent discovery contains 78 coins dating back to AD 68-69.