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{n: bastard lignum vitae, Guaiacum sanctum} small evergreen tree of the southern United States and West Indies a source of lignum vitae wood

{n: holy of holies, sanctum sanctorum} (Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the Covenant was kept

{n: holy place, sanctum, holy} a sacred place of pilgrimage

{n: sanctum, sanctum sanctorum} a place of inviolable privacy
"he withdrew to his sanctum sanctorum, where the children could never go"


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