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 for Ark of the Covenant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ark \Ark\ ([aum]rk), n. [OE. ark, arke, arche, AS. arc, earc,
     earce, fr. L. arca, fr. arcere to inclose, keep off; akin to
     Gr. 'arkei^n to keep off.]
     1. A chest, or coffer. [Obs.]
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              Bearing that precious relic in an ark. --Spenser.
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     2. (Jewish Hist.) The oblong chest of acacia wood, overlaid
        with gold, which supported the mercy seat with its golden
        cherubs, and occupied the most sacred place in the
        sanctuary. In it Moses placed the two tables of stone
        containing the ten commandments. Called also the Ark of
        the Covenant.
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     3. The large, chestlike vessel in which Noah and his family
        were preserved during the Deluge. --Gen. vi. Hence: Any
        place of refuge.
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     4. A large flatboat used on Western American rivers to
        transport produce to market.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Ark of the Covenant
      n 1: (Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the
           two tablets containing the Ten Commandments [syn: Ark,
           Ark of the Covenant]

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