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They are looking for a sunken ship they think was laden with gold bullion.
  a large quantity of gold or silver — often in bars (ingots)
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  • They are looking for a sunken ship they think was laden with gold bullion.
  • The projector was gold bullion.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It was buried there back in 1821-Peruvian bullion, jewelry.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Our reserve of bullion is much larger at present than is usually kept in a single branch office, and the directors have had misgivings upon the subject.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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  • Your mission is to locate and recover the bullion.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • They owned gold bullion.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Until she could find another bank there was nothing to do but sew them up in her clothes, and so Marija went about for a week or more, loaded down with bullion, and afraid to cross the street in front of the house, because Jurgis told her she would sink out of sight in the mud.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • It was that of a man, from five to eight and thirty, in the uniform of a general officer, wearing the double epaulet of heavy bullion, that indicates superior rank, the ribbon of the Legion of Honor around his neck, which showed he was a commander, and on the right breast, the star of a grand officer of the order of the Saviour, and on the left that of the grand cross of Charles III.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He was seen walking alone, buried in his own thoughts, his eyes cast down, supporting himself on his long cane, clad in his wadded purple garment of silk, which was very warm, wearing purple stockings inside his coarse shoes, and surmounted by a flat hat which allowed three golden tassels of large bullion to droop from its three points.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I do not speak it in vanity, but simply record the fact, that I was not unemployed in my profession by the late John Jacob Astor; a name which, I admit, I love to repeat, for it hath a rounded and orbicular sound to it, and rings like unto bullion.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street

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  • Nigh on the plain, in many cells prepared, That underneath had veins of liquid fire Sluiced from the lake, a second multitude With wondrous art founded the massy ore, Severing each kind, and scummed the bullion-dross.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • At the end of his life he had to stand by and watch his masterpieces melted down for bullion.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • A Spanish prisoner’s donation of a distant treasure of valuables or specie or bullion lodged with a solvent banking corporation loo years previously at 5% compound interest of the collective worth of 5,000,000 pounds stg (five million pounds sterling).
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Lastly, she was guardian over a little armoury of cutlasses and carbines, arrayed in vengeful order above one of the official chimney-pieces; and over that respectable tradition never to be separated from a place of business claiming to be wealthy — a row of fire-buckets — vessels calculated to be of no physical utility on any occasion, but observed to exercise a fine moral influence, almost equal to bullion, on most beholders.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • When you came to 201 there was a hearty welcome, a kind smile, a good dinner, and a jolly shake of the hand from the host and hostess there, just for all the world as if they had been undisputed masters of three or four thousand a year—and so they were, not in money, but in produce and labour—if they did not pay for the mutton, they had it: if they did not give bullion in exchange for their wine, how should we know?
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • …tables, and to pick out a few results, so that I might come out pretty well on timber duty questions, and finance questions, and so on; and I should like him to get up a few little arguments about the disastrous effects of a return to cash payments and a metallic currency, with a touch now and then about the exportation of bullion, and the Emperor of Russia, and bank notes, and all that kind of thing, which it’s only necessary to talk fluently about, because nobody understands it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • His legs trembled as he hefted up a large sack that fairly sloshed and clinked with bullion.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Robbery… "Jewels — watches — diamonds — stocks — bonds — sovereigns — counterfeiting — cash — bullion — dort…"
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • If a man carry treasure in bullion or in a wedge of gold, and have none coined into current moneys, his treasure will not defray him as he travels.
    John Donne  --  Meditation 17
  • And she bought him a little bank, into which his reluctant fingers dropped a portion of his earnings, and from which he got a certain dreary satisfaction from time to time by shaking it close to his ear and dwelling hungrily on all the purchasable delight that was locked away from him in the small heavy bullion-clinking vault.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • I have seen this same aloofness in old miners who drift into the Brown Hotel at Denver, their pockets full of bullion, their linen soiled, their haggard faces unshaven; standing in the thronged corridors as solitary as though they were still in a frozen camp on the Yukon, conscious that certain experiences have isolated them from their fellows by a gulf no haberdasher could bridge.
    Willa Cather  --  A Wagner Matinee
  • In the words of one of his opponents, it meant "political death to any man to even whisper a breath against ’old Bullion" (the nickname derived from Benton’s fight for hard money).
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Names of persons and classes of persons, and of places, such as /Buckeye/, /Cracker/, /Greaser/, /Hoosier/, /Old Bullion/, /Old Hickory/, the /Little Giant/, /Dixie/, /Gotham/, the /Bay State/, the /Monumental City/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • …hands at work at all the old processes and all the new ones, You shall see the various grains and how flour is made and then bread baked by the bakers, You shall see the crude ores of California and Nevada passing on and on till they become bullion, You shall watch how the printer sets type, and learn what a composing-stick is, You shall mark in amazement the Hoe press whirling its cylinders, shedding the printed leaves steady and fast, The photograph, model, watch, pin, nail, shall…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • But it was essential that they should use it soon, as it might be discovered, or the bullion might be removed.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • And what if some of that bullion went to fund your cause?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The Vatican is a fortress because the Catholic Church holds half of its equity inside its walls-rare paintings, sculpture, devalued jewels, priceless books …. then there is the gold bullion and the real estate deeds inside the Vatican Bank vaults.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • There were rumors of a gold bullion and a flawless Illuminati Diamond but never any mention of a sixth brand.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • In the rear angle on the right there was visible on tufted cushions of white satin a large, firm, and ruddy face, a brow freshly powdered a l’oiseau royal, a proud, hard, crafty eye, the smile of an educated man, two great epaulets with bullion fringe floating over a bourgeois coat, the Golden Fleece, the cross of Saint Louis, the cross of the Legion of Honor, the silver plaque of the Saint-Esprit, a huge belly, and a wide blue ribbon: it was the king.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • …trussmakers, chimneysweeps, lard refiners, tabinet and poplin weavers, farriers, Italian warehousemen, church decorators, bootjack manufacturers, undertakers, silk mercers, lapidaries, salesmasters, corkcutters, assessors of fire losses, dyers and cleaners, export bottlers, fellmongers, ticketwriters, heraldic seal engravers, horse repository hands, bullion brokers, cricket and archery outfitters, riddlemakers, egg and potato factors, hosiers and glovers, plumbing contractors.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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