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Of the many crowd favorites, the 80-foot-long Noah’s ark stood out, along with a snake, Humpty Dumpty and a bunch of elves scary-looking enough to haunt Christmas Eve dreams.
But future humans might build interstellar arks, giant ships on which generations of travelers would live and die before delivering colonists to a new destination.
Instead, curl up in the corner with a cup of tea next to a single reading lamp; sit down to dinner lit only by a sculptural ark lamp; get into bed early with a good book illuminated by a pair of bedside lights.
It is said in the movie that Adolf Hitler thought having the ark would make his army invincible.
To see the show, guests don't have to buy admission to the ark and can only pay the $10 parking fee.
In the Bible, a dove brings an olive leaf to Noah on the ark, a sign that the world is not entirely destroyed.
Nazi soldiers stripped it from the temple’s ark during the German occupation in 1942.
One meme showed Osteen as Noah on his ark, except this version of Noah had Osteen kicking people off his boat.
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A boat or ship held to resemble the one in which Noah and his family were preserved from the Flood is known as an ark. From this meaning comes the figurative meaning of ark as something that affords protection or safety. Ark is derived from the Latin word arca, meaning “chest,” which is akin to the Latin verb arcēre, meaning “to hold off or defend.” These Latin roots also gave us the use of ark to refer to the sacred chest representing to the Hebrews the presence of God among them and also to a repository that traditionally is in, or against, the wall of a synagogue for the scrolls of the Jewish Torah.
Origin and Etymology of ark
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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