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Fort Knox

noun
1.
a military reservation in N Kentucky, SSW of Louisville: location of U.S. federal gold depository since 1936.

Knox

[noks] /nɒks/
noun
1.
(William) Frank(lin) 1874–1944, U.S. publisher and government official.
2.
Henry, 1750–1806, American Revolutionary general: 1st U.S. secretary of war 1785–94.
3.
John, c1510–72, Scottish religious reformer and historian.
4.
Philander Chase
[fi-lan-der] /fɪˈlæn dər/ (Show IPA),
1853–1921, U.S. lawyer and politician: secretary of state 1909–13.
5.
Fort. Fort Knox.
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  • Come through on this one, and you'll be better off than the gold in Fort Knox.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • They knew that the places where the bombs had fallen were guarded like Fort Knox.

    The Last Gentleman Rory Magill
  • Television quiz programs with an aspect of having just staged a raid on Fort Knox are very much in the news these days.

    One Out of Ten J. Anthony Ferlaine
British Dictionary definitions for Fort Knox

Fort Knox

/nɒks/
noun
1.
a military reservation in N Kentucky: site of the US Gold Bullion Depository. Pop: 12 377 (2000)

Knox

/nɒks/
noun
1.
John. ?1514–72, Scottish theologian and historian. After exile in England and on the Continent (1547–59), he returned to Scotland in 1559 and established the Presbyterian Church of Scotland (1560). His chief historical work was the History of the Reformation in Scotland (1586)
2.
Ronald (Arbuthnott). 1888–1957, British priest and author. A convert to Roman Catholicism, he is noted for his translation of the Vulgate (1945–49)
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