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coffer
 n.  casket, chest, or trunk, especially, one used for keeping money or other valuables
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  The despatch box, an immense oblong coffer, was placed behind the vehicle and formed a part of it.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER V—HINDRANCES
2  This coffer was painted black, and the cabriolet yellow.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER V—HINDRANCES
3  Two or three hours later, Boulatruelle had seen this person emerge from the brushwood, carrying no longer the coffer, but a shovel and pick.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH THE READER WILL PERUSE TWO VERSES, WH...
4  From this he had drawn the inference that this person, once in the forest, had dug a hole with his pick, buried the coffer, and reclosed the hole with his shovel.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH THE READER WILL PERUSE TWO VERSES, WH...
5  Now, the coffer was too small to contain a body; therefore it contained money.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH THE READER WILL PERUSE TWO VERSES, WH...
6  He also seized a large square coffer, of the dimensions of a large valise, which was concealed under his soiled linen.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER VI—RECRUITS
7  When he had rejoined them, he gave the coffer to one of them to carry.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER VI—RECRUITS
8  Enjolras brought the square coffer, and Courfeyrac opened it.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER V—PREPARATIONS
9  This coffer was filled with cartridges.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER V—PREPARATIONS
10  In the same coffer he had placed his other treasures, the Bishop's candlesticks.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—DEPOSIT YOUR MONEY IN A FOREST RATHER THAN WITH...
11  During our expedition to Bethune the husband of my duchess died; so, my dear, the coffer of the defunct holding out its arms to me, I shall marry the widow.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 67 CONCLUSION
12  Dantes seized the handles, and strove to lift the coffer; it was impossible.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
13  Dantes inserted the sharp end of the pickaxe between the coffer and the lid, and pressing with all his force on the handle, burst open the fastenings.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
14  Three compartments divided the coffer.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
15  Without the aid of our wealth, they could neither furnish forth their hosts in war, nor their triumphs in peace, and the gold which we lend them returns with increase to our coffers.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Example Sentence:
1  He put the money in coffer secretly.
2  With the oil price soaring above thirty dollars a barrel and the pumps going nearly at full capacity, Gulf Arab coffers are overflowing with unforeseen wealth.