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Treasure, subst. 1) wealth accumulated: Ven. 767. Lucr. 1056. Sonn. 52, 2. 75, 6. Gent. IV, 1, 75. R3 II, 4, 69. Cor. III, 3, 115 (t. of my loins, i. e. the hoarded riches of my loins, viz my children). Hml. I, 1, 137. Ant. I, 5, 44 (this t. of an oyster, i. e. a pearl). Per. III, 2, 41. == money in store for public use: H6B III, 3, 2. IV, 1, 74. H6C III, 3, 36. V, 4, 79.
2) riches, property; properly and figuratively: “she will draw his lips' rich t. dry,” Ven. 552. “enrich the poor with --s,” Ven. 552 “unlocked the t. of his happy state,” Lucr. 16. “all the t. of thy lusty days,” Sonn. 2, 6. “treasure thou some place with beauty's t.” 6, 4. “mine be thy love, and thy love's use their t.” 20, 14. “stealing away the t. of his spring,” 63, 8. “she may detain, but not still keep, her t.” 126, 10. “for all the t. that thine uncle owes,” John IV, 1, 123. “my --s and my rights of thee,” H4A II, 3, 48. “the t. in this field achieved,” Cor. I, 9, 33. “the gods have sent thee t.” Tim. IV, 3, 532. “though the t. of nature's germens tumble all together,” Mcb. IV, 1, 58. “pour our --s into foreign laps,” Oth. IV, 3, 89. “my t.'s in the harbour,” Ant. III, 11, 11. Ant. III, 11, 11 “hath after thee sent all thy t.” IV, 6, 21. “I have picked the lock and ta'en the t. of her honour,” Cymb. II, 2, 42.
Often almost == money: “as one with t. laden, hemmed with thieves,” Ven. 1022. “you have an exchequer of words, and no other t. to give your followers,” Gent. II, 4, 44. “I have writ my letters, casketed my t.” All's II, 5, 26. “the interview that swallowed so much t.” H8 I, 1, 166. “his plate, his t., rich stuffs, and ornaments of household,” III, 2, 125. “want t.” Tim. II, 2, 214. cf. Tim. IV, 3, 404. Caes. IV, 1, 24. Ant. IV, 5, 10. Ant. IV, 5, 10 Per. III, 2, 74.
3) any thing very much valued: “what t. hast thou lost,” Ven. 1075. “when great t. is the meed proposed,” Lucr. 132. “lay down the --s of your body,” Meas. II, 4, 96. “our copper buys no better t.” LLL IV, 3, 386. “in Baptista's keep my t. is,” Shr. I, 2, 118. “she is your t.” II, 32. “to deck thy body with his ruffling t.” IV, 3, 60. “you waste the t. of your time with a foolish knight,” Tw. II, 5, 85. “have taken t. from her lips,” Wint. V, 1, 54. “the purest t. mortal times afford,” R2 I, 1, 177. “this tun of t. . . . What t., uncle? Tennis-balls,” H5 I, 2, 255. H5 I, 2, 255 “thine eyes and thoughts beat on a crown, the t. of thy heart,” H6B II, 1, 20. “my soul's t.” III, 2, 382. “this t. in mine arms,” Tit. IV, 2, 173. “the precious t. of his eyesight,” Rom. I, 1, 239. “your chaste t.” Hml. I, 3, 31. “what a t. hadst thou,” II, 2, 423. II, 2, 423 “that rarest t. of your cheek,” Cymb. III, 4, 163.
4) treasury: “Will will fulfil the t. of thy love, ay, fill it full with wills, and my will one,” Sonn. 136, 5.
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