receiving-tomb love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as receiving-vault.


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  • Roosevelt, however, repeated to many persons the views he wrote to Platt in the letter quoted above, and his friends and opponents both understood that he wished to continue as Governor for another two years, to carry on the fight against corruption, and to save himself from being laid away in the Vice Presidency -- the receiving-tomb of many ambitious politicians.

    Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography


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