buried treasure


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buried treasure

1. Literally, treasure (such as gold, jewels, or other valuable items) that has been buried under sand or lays hidden in the ocean. Every kid dreams of finding buried treasure at the beach.
2. Anything that has lain dormant or undiscovered for a long period of time that, upon discovery, is found to be of great value. The writer, who was unknown in his lifetime, became hugely popular after the buried treasure of his unpublished manuscript was discovered among his belongings.
See also: bury, treasure
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He now ordered his companions to keep close by him, and to maintain the most inflexible silence; that certain precautions must be taken and ceremonies used to prevent the evil spirits which kept about buried treasure from doing them any harm.
"Upon this discovery I was so sanguine as to consider the enigma solved; for the phrase 'main branch, seventh limb, east side,' could refer only to the position of the skull upon the tree, while 'shoot from the left eye of the death's head' admitted, also, of but one interpretation, in regard to a search for buried treasure. I perceived that the design was to drop a bullet from the left eye of the skull, and that a bee-line, or, in other words, a straight line, drawn from the nearest point of the trunk through 'the shot,' (or the spot where the bullet fell,) and thence extended to a distance of fifty feet, would indicate a definite point - and beneath this point I thought it at least possible that a deposit of value lay concealed."
Yes, there have been; but their names are always on grave-stones, and their sweet smiles, their heavenly eyes, their singular words and ways, are among the buried treasures of yearning hearts.
Auctioneer Mark Becher said: "It's buried treasure that turned into forgotten treasure."
In giving this secret to the world, Crag and Canyon makes only one stipulation: Whoever unearths the buried treasure should in common humanity, donate a small portion (a gallon or two) to the editor of this journal--to be used for scientific purposes.
Learn about buried treasure, pirate lingo and how pirates navigated the seas.
Buried treasure of cultural importance to the UK, such as the Staffordshire Hoard, is being found every year.
The buried treasure hunters are Feliciano Encilay Sr, 62 an employee of the Provincial Veterinary Office; Algie Javier, 29 of Sulodpan, Bacong, a former Overseas Filipino Worker; and Bobby Baldado of Palinpinon, Valencia.
One thing is for sure, a pirate's life was almost too unpredictable and chaotic to fully comprehend: cursed caches of riches, cutthroats turned insane by their insatiable greed for riches, bloody battles at sea and long-lost buried treasure all play a prominent role in these tales.
It is set in the days of sailing ships and pirates and tells of the adventures of Jim Hawkins and his search for the buried treasure of an evil pirate, Captain Flint.
Which hand-held electronic device is used to search for buried treasure? 7.
Buried treasure Plant onion sets now so they have chance to produce sufficient roots before the onset of winter.
A US tourist has been arrested after spending a night in a cave below Jerusalem's Old City in what may have been a search for ancient buried treasure, police and media reports said Tuesday.
Synopsis: "Buried Treasure: Overlooked, Forgotten and Uncrowned Classic Albums" uncovers the most well-hidden or long-forgotten music albums from the people who know music best.
OUR lovely Royal Iris Who gave us so much pleasure Like long lost buried treasure You wouldn't think to see her In her watery grave How much joy She gave to Liverpool On the cruises that she gave Dance trips with The Beatles And our Great Mersey sound Our fish and chips We bought onboard Oh, wasn't life just grand Now that day came to take her Wasn't very nice She must have cried a thousand tears And broke her tow rope twice She smashed into the dock wall As if trying to let us know That she wanted to stay in Liverpool And never wanted to go We didn't fight to save her We should hang our heads in shame But we could make it up to her And bring her home again Display her in all her glory For visitors to see Just how our brilliant ferry ship Looks as proud as she can be by Win Dry, Bootle