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Synonyms for treasure trove

treasure of unknown ownership found hidden (usually in the earth)

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any collection of valuables that is discovered

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What a treasure-trove to these venerable quidnuncs, could they have guessed the secret which Hepzibah and Clifford were carrying along with them
While Don Quixote examined the book, Sancho examined the valise, not leaving a corner in the whole of it or in the pad that he did not search, peer into, and explore, or seam that he did not rip, or tuft of wool that he did not pick to pieces, lest anything should escape for want of care and pains; so keen was the covetousness excited in him by the discovery of the crowns, which amounted to near a hundred; and though he found no more booty, he held the blanket flights, balsam vomits, stake benedictions, carriers' fisticuffs, missing alforjas, stolen coat, and all the hunger, thirst, and weariness he had endured in the service of his good master, cheap at the price; as he considered himself more than fully indemnified for all by the payment he received in the gift of the treasure-trove.
68) Ben Ward, 'Treasure, Treasure-trove and the Nation's Heritage: Whose Past is it Anyway?
Maggie Bishop once more unveils a treasure-trove of information about the Appalachian region as well as the sport of snow skiing.
What makes this book such a treasure-trove are Nissman's insights into the music from a performer's point of view.