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Definition of Ark

Ark

  1. A chest, or coffer.
  2. 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.
  3. The large, chestlike vessel in which Noah and his family were preserved during the Deluge. Gen. vi. Hence: Any place of refuge.
  4. A large flatboat used on Western American rivers to transport produce to market.

Ark Quotations

We Americans... bear the ark of liberties of the world.
Mark Twain

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
Charles Spurgeon

I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety.
Frederick Douglass

There is but one Church in which men find salvation, just as outside the ark of Noah it was not possible for anyone to be saved.
Thomas Aquinas

Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.
Horace Mann
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Ark Translations

ark in French is arche
ark in German is Arche, Lade
ark in Italian is arca
ark in Swedish is ark

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