crock of gold

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From crock + of + gold

Noun[edit]

crock of gold ‎(plural crocks of gold)

  1. a valuable, but elusive treasure

"It was like turning up a crock of gold," he remembers. "It was absolutely wonderful." [1]

    • 1844, Martin Farquhar Tupper, The Crock of Gold: A Rural Nobel

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