Noah's ark

Noah's ark
Noah's ark No"ah's ark, prop. n. The ship built by Noah according to God's command, as related in the bible. [PJC]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A marine bivalve shell ({Arca No[ae]}), which somewhat resembles an ark, or ship, in form. [1913 Webster]

3. A child's toy, consisting of an ark-shaped box containing many different wooden animals. [1913 Webster]

4. (Fig.) Anything having a wide and representative assortment of people or objects of a particular class; as, the bar scene in Star Wars was a Noah's Ark of almost every imaginable alien form.. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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