place of concealment


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place of concealment

A hidden location in which to keep someone or something out of sight or away from discovery. It turns out my daughter had found a small place of concealment in which she'd been stashing coins, bits of jewelry, and anything else that caught her eye. Several hostages emerged from their places of concealment as police entered the building.
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place of concealment

a hiding place. She brought her little safe out of a place of concealment where it had been for decades.
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References in classic literature ?
The Trust may have been destroyed, or the Trust may be hidden in some place of concealment inaccessible to discovery.
For my second place of concealment I chose what seemed in the darkness a narrow canon leading through a range of rocky hills.
From some place of concealment near at hand Oolanga appeared, and came close to her.
Fagin drew him behind a small partition which was curtained off, and they held their breaths as she passed within a few feet of their place of concealment, and emerged by the door at which they had entered.
Once in my new place of concealment, I watched them as they approached the tree.
His obsequious follower stood holding the torch above his head, and then the observer saw for the first time, from his place of concealment, that he was blind.
For a time Werper hid behind one of the lesser boulders that were scattered over the top of the hill, but, seeing or hearing nothing of the Englishman, he crept from his place of concealment to undertake a systematic search of his surroundings, in the hope that he might discover the location of the treasure in ample time to make his escape before Tarzan returned, for it was the Belgian's desire merely to locate the gold, that, after Tarzan had departed, he might come in safety with his followers and carry away as much as he could transport.
Jingle, from his place of concealment, could have beheld the expression which the old lady's face assumed at this communication, the probability is that a sudden burst of laughter would have betrayed his close vicinity to the summer- house.
The machinery of this curious place of concealment has been kept in good order by the present lord, as a species of curiosity.
She rose from her place of concealment that she might have a better view of the city.
In the meantime, the scout drew a canoe of bark from its place of concealment beneath some low bushes, whose branches were waving with the eddies of the current, into which he silently motioned for the females to enter.
Cassy, who had glided out of her place of concealment, and, by overhearing, learned the sacrifice that had been made for her and Emmeline, had been there, the night before, defying the danger of detection; and, moved by the last few words which the affectionate soul had yet strength to breathe, the long winter of despair, the ice of years, had given way, and the dark, despairing woman had wept and prayed.