treasure hunt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n treasure hunt a game in which players try to find hidden articles by using a series of clues
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Usage

In literature:

He was of a temper too stolid and sensible to waste his time on random treasure hunting.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
For the time, the treasure-hunt was forgotten.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
And automobiles ain't so common round here that you can pick one up every time you feel like hunting treasure, either.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
You understand, I see, that this treasure hunt has got to be kept quiet.
"In Her Own Right" by John Reed Scott
No doubt they were busily engaged in their hunt for the Prince's treasure.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
The reward of one hundred dollars read very good and a sort of hidden-treasure-hunt look was in the eyes of many.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
She hunted over all her treasures, and gave each of the children a keepsake.
"The Little Girl Lost" by Eleanor Raper
Old people were hunting after the treasures of this life, as if they were never to leave the earth.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
But Frobisher's experience seems to have made him loath to hunt for mineral treasure.
"Adventurers of the Far North" by Stephen Leacock
FLORETTA had intended to hunt for treasure, hoping to get something more valuable than the brass button that her mother had found.
"Dorothy Dainty at the Mountains" by Amy Brooks
He knew Andy Shanks pretty well, and he was sure that Andy would not wait till the appointed time to hunt for the treasure.
"The Rushton Boys at Treasure Cove" by Spencer Davenport
It looked to Dora and Dorothy, when they reached home that evening, as though they might have to "cut" the "treasure hunt," however.
"The Girls of Central High on Lake Luna" by Gertrude W. Morrison
Rick recalled reading somewhere that treasure hunting was synonymous with ditch digging.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
They were partners in this treasure hunt.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
They are all of them to hunt for the treasure.
"Frontier Boys in the South Seas" by Wyn Roosevelt
The romance of a treasure hunt in the wild asteroids lured them, rather than the possible rewards.
"The World with a Thousand Moons" by Edmond Hamilton
And, most of all, he wished to play a part in adding another treasure-hunt to the golden glory of the world.
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Hunting for the Treasureholme treasure brings nothing but tears.
"The Automobile Girls at Chicago" by Laura Dent Crane
A host of disappointed treasure-seekers had ransacked every shore, and were now well prepared for the business of man-hunting.
"The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899]" by James Rodway
Each and every energy was merged in that intense and craving treasure hunt.
"Renshaw Fanning's Quest" by Bertram Mitford
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In news:

Geocaching's worldwide treasure hunt takes place right under our noses.
The reader is taken on a journey that involves a treasure hunt, a noble quest and the discovery of an ancient civilization.
Treasure Hunting in New Orleans.
According to Vendors and Buyers the Highway 36 Treasure Hunt was a huge success.
Treasure Hunt and Scavenger Hunt Games.
A group of all ages assembled for a treasure hunt led by Blair and Marg Madore.
What a Stephen Sondheim–Created Treasure Hunt Is Like.
Recent news and coverage of Treasure Hunt .
HARRISBURG, Pa.—The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Pennsylvania Lottery's " Treasure Hunt " game were.
KKIQ Hometown Treasure Hunt Official Contest Rules.
HARRISBURG, Pa.—The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Pennsylvania Lottery's " Treasure Hunt " game were.
HARRISBURG, Pa.—The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the Pennsylvania Lottery's " Treasure Hunt " game were.
Classic Truck Treasure Hunt .
Libraries around the country are celebrating National Library Week and Montana is holding their own unique celebration with a statewide scavenger hunt called "A Treasure Hunt For The Treasure State".
The treasure hunt questions can be found at The Montana Library site.
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In science:

The third character is the narrator, an old friend, who accompanies them on the treasure hunt.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
Meusinger, H., Brunzendorf, J., Scholz, R.-D., et al. 1997, in Treasure Hunting in Astronomical Plate Archives, ed. P.
QSOs from the variability and proper motion survey in the M3 field
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