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repository (ri-POZ-i-tor-ee, -tore-ee) noun

1. A place where things may be put for safekeeping.

2. A warehouse.

3. A museum.

4. A burial vault; a tomb.

5. One that contains or is a store of something specified.

6. One who is entrusted with secrets or confidential information.

[Latin reponere, reposit- : re- + ponere, to place.]

"Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a $190 million project begun by UNESCO in the late 1980s and recently put entirely in the care of the Egyptian government, is now under rapid construction and is expected to be officially inaugurated in the fall of 1999. It promises to be a major repository of both printed books and of high-technology informationas well as a training center for the entire Mediterranean region. Raymond Stock, Alexandrina Rises, Egypt Today, 13 Feb 1998.

This week's theme: Words from the names of newspapers. (Example: The Repository of Canton, Ohio.)


Make me, oh God, the prey of the lion, ere You make the rabbit my prey. -Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) [Sand and Foam]

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