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national treasure2


the total wealth of a country, particularly the assets of the nation


The mint holds a good part of the national treasure.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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  • Americans have a national treasure in the Yellowstone Park, and they should guard it jealously.

    Pony Tracks Frederic Remington
  • A special building is devoted to their preservation and they have been taken over by the Japanese government as national treasure.

    Korean Buddhism Frederick Starr
  • In the XVI-century religious wars the abbey was pillaged, and its library, a national treasure, was burned.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • They are at once a bond between the different classes, a national treasure, which belongs alike to rich and poor, high and low.

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