- In one endless makeup bag there contained her secret stash, a hoard of makeup, creams, colors and bottles smelling of lavender and rose.
- Good memories, mostly, and a hoard of treasures for the inner eye.
- The squad put in some fantastic swims, collecting a hoard of medals in the process.
- High-class Roman artefacts and coin hoards north of the frontier have been interpreted as such diplomatic gifts or subsidies, but they are few in number.
- Sober estimates of the numbers of coins in the Wanborough hoard, mostly of Iron Age gold and silver, start at over 9,000.
- Last season finds included a hoard of four late bronze age socketed axes and the new art.
- If we mined the other inquisition records for further nuggets, we might amass a useful hoard of such information.
- Even so, he wrote no books and produced only a few papers and lectures, though he amassed an enormous hoard of notes.
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- It works similar to a 401, which lets you hoard money before taxes for the future.
- She is not a type of person who hoards her money in the bank for her own sake.
- We are working with schools to make sure balances are used - so they are not just hoarding money.
The words hoard and horde have some similarities in meaning and are pronounced the same, so it is unsurprising that they are sometimes confused. A hoard is ‘a secret stock or store of something,’ as in a hoard of treasure, while a horde is a disparaging word for ‘a large group of people,’ as in hordes of fans descended on the stage. Instances of hoard being used instead of horde are not uncommon: around a quarter of citations for hoard in the Oxford English Corpus are for the incorrect use.