Arca



a chest for valuables, used in medieval Spain and Italy.
Historical Examples

From the deep water I fished up some coral, and attached to one fragment was a new species of arca.
Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty’s ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836 Robert FitzRoy

Those of arca (i, k in fig. 9) show this relation to the mouth (a).
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 1 Various

Among the reliquary chests, the oldest specimen extant in Spain is the arca santa of Oviedo cathedral.
The Arts and Crafts of Older Spain, Volume II (of 3) Leonard Williams

arca, a genus of bivalve molluscs, family arcad, whose shells are known as ark-shells.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

Through the central arch the arca and a little cross are seen.
The Shores of the Adriatic F. Hamilton Jackson

The animal of arca has the gills placed in an oblique position; the foot is large and strongly developed.
The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold

This arca has been much mutilated, and stripped of all the precious metal.
The Arts and Crafts of Older Spain, Volume II (of 3) Leonard Williams

Cui stragula vestis,Blattarum ac tinearum epul,Putrescit in arca.
The Insect World Louis Figuier

In 1632 a new chancel was added to the church now S. Simeone; the arca was repaired and placed in its present position.
The Shores of the Adriatic F. Hamilton Jackson

Perhaps the lettered blocks drawn for the inquirer from the arca were arranged here on this slab.
A Study Of The Topography And Municipal History Of Praeneste Ralph Van Deman Magoffin

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