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hope chest

1. A piece of furniture used to store household items such as clothing and linens. The antique store had a beautiful cedar hope chest that would be a perfect addition to my bedroom furniture.
2. A young woman's collection of household items to use in her home after marriage. Sarah collected linens and sheets for her hope chest in anticipation of her new life as a married woman.
See also: chest, hope

hope chest

a chest containing linen, clothes, and household items stored by a woman in preparation for her marriage. North American
The British equivalent of this expression is bottom drawer (see drawer).
See also: chest, hope
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The cedar hope chest was made by my grandfather and passed down to me by my morn when I got married," Melissa said.
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SHAPES AND SHADE: A projection of 36 Elements by Susanna Heron (right) and (above left) Hope Chest by Sian Bowen
There's no law against burying a body in a hope chest.
Many newlyweds began their lives together with a cedar Hope Chest from the Lane Company.
Proceeds from the event went to the Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital and the Hospice Hope Chest of Mount Dora.
In the 65-minute solo piece, Miller also includes bittersweet tales of boyhood crushes and reminiscences about his fascination with the hope chest that stood at the foot of his mother's bed (the show's title is Down Under-speak for hope chest).
At Lowe's, the stuff is being sold as StorageBord, a 2x4 panel product that is laid over the attic joists to create a flat, smooth platform for extra storage of seasonal items, Grandma's hope chest, and outdated lamps.
As I walked around the house, under the trees glowing in autumn colours, I could not help but wonder if this were once the home of my great-great-grandmother, where she had romped as a child, dreamed as a teenager, perhaps stitched linens for her hope chest.
My mother had a hope chest full of china when she married at age twenty-three--a desperate age to be single for many women in the late 1950s.
That little three ring binder became the hope chest of my dreams.
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