Origin of ark
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And, just eyeballing it here, that ark looked closer to four hundred cubits than the biblically prescribed three hundred.
But the design of the ark lends an element of drama to the film.‘Noah’ is a Global Warming Epic About the Battle Between Religion and Science, Says Cinematographer|Marlow Stern|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
I have no doubt that derision kept many people out of the ark.T. De Witt Talmage|T. De Witt Talmage
Shall I ever believe that God has commanded a tabernacle to be built to have His oracle heard from the ark in it?Marie Bashkirtseff (From Childhood to Girlhood)|Marie Bashkirtseff
This ark was built of stout planks, with the lower seams caulked, forming a perfectly flat basis on the water.Pittsburgh in 1816|Various
Venus was an ark brooded over by a dove, or the moon floating on the water.The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II.|Annie Besant
Contemplate Ra within his Ark, and do thou propitiate his orb daily.
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Word Origin for ark
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Word Origin and History for ark
Old English earc, mainly meaning Noah's but also the Ark of the Covenant, from Latin arca "large box, chest" (see arcane). Also borrowed in Old High German (arahha, Modern German Arche). From the Noachian sense comes extended meaning "place of refuge" (17c.). As the name of a type of ship or boat, from late 15c. In 19c. U.S., especially a large, flat-bottomed river boat to move produce, livestock, etc. to market.