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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Amassment An amassing; a heap collected; a large quantity or number brought together; an accumulation. "An amassment of imaginary conceptions."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Parker Brothers was founded by George Swinerton Parker, 18, in 1885. The first game produced was 'Banking,' in which the player who amasses the most wealth is the winner.
    • n amassment The act of amassing; a heap collected; a great quantity or number brought together; an accumulation.
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OF. amassement,


In literature:

The amassing of the gold had shaken the exchanges of two worlds.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
En-Noor, nevertheless, appears to be a great miser, continually amassing wealth in money, merchandise, or camels.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
Are we never to have your skill, your observation, your amassing of "documents" turned to any account?
"French Art" by W. C. Brownell
It is something that no one can snatch from us, it is treasure of the soul which we have amassed.
"Letters of a Soldier" by Anonymous
He left Paris for Vienna in 1780, having amassed considerable property.
"The Great German Composers" by George T. Ferris
Devrient retired permanently from the stage in the year 1849, having amassed a considerable fortune by her professional efforts.
"Great Singers, Second Series" by George T. Ferris
From that 'twas but a step to the guess that he had come to New England to amass wealth to restore Mistress Hortense.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
The best friends of La Barre would scarcely deny that his sole ambition as governor was to amass a fortune from the fur trade of Canada.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
By a series of wonderfully successful speculations he rapidly amassed a huge fortune.
"The Argosy" by Various
By these practices, and his parsimonious manner of living, Rembrandt amassed a large fortune.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3)" by S. Spooner
If petty thefts are committed with a view to amass a notable sum, the simple fact of such an intention makes the offense a mortal one.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
The declaimers want one to bury in the ground the wealth one has amassed by the fortune of arms, by agriculture, by commerce and by industry.
"Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary" by Voltaire
That is Mr. Amass, the banker.
"Ruth Arnold" by Lucy Byerley
How then, shall we estimate the share of each in the riches which ALL contribute to amass?
"The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin
The immense property which Kidd had amassed was given for the support of Greenwich Hospital.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Turn that discovery to better uses than the mere amassing of wealth.
"The Mystery of a Turkish Bath" by E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)
Prasutagus, the king of the Icenians, a tribe of the ancient Britons, had amassed much wealth in the course of a long reign.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
He had amassed money; he had spent but little.
"As We Sweep Through The Deep" by Gordon Stables
E. J. H. Boardman of Marshalltown, Iowa, is said to have amassed in this manner a large fortune.
"Log-book of Timothy Boardman" by Samuel W Boardman
Mike took John down to his coal-docks, with which he was amassing a fortune, and explained their workings.
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson

In poetry:

One doth heaps of gold amass;—
If his breath should fail him,
Whither would his mem'ry pass?
Bright one, wouldst thou hail him?
"Dialogue With Fame." by Samuel Bamford
O my little Tamerlane,
Infantile Iconoclast,
Is your small barbaric brain
Not o’erawed by the amassed
Wit and Wisdom of the Past?
"Tamerlane" by Victor James Daley
No treasure hadst thou more amass'd
Than fame to Tantalus assign'd,
Would save thee from a tomb at last,
But thou must leave it all behind.
"From Menander " by William Cowper
Beautiful, oh beautiful—
In all the mountain passes
The plenteous dowers of April showers,
Which every spring amasses,
To bring about thro' summer drought
The blossoming of the grasses.
"Beautiful, Oh Beautiful--" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
The pool
Pranked at the edges with pale peppermint,
A rare amassment of veined cuckoo flowers
And flags blue-green was lying below. This all
Was sight it condescended not to words
Till memory kissed the charmed dream.
"The Beginning" by Jean Ingelow
Not that, amassing flowers,
Youth sighed "Which rose make ours,
Which lily leave and then as best recall?"
Not that, admiring stars,
It yearned "Nor Jove, nor Mars;
Mine be some figured flame which blends, transcends them all!"
"Rabbi Ben Ezra" by Robert Browning

In news:

Saving will not amass wealth and the option strategy is too complex.
Portage amassed 423 yards rushing in a 48-14 mercy rule win over Rockwood on Saturday afternoon.
Ken Kallin started his collection three decades ago and has since amassed 120,000 pieces to include photographs, books and trading cards -- all autographed .
The homeless Texan who built a wonderland garden and amassed an eclectic toy collection along the river in Boyle Heights has died.
RB Jeremy Hill gave the LSU running game a lift by amassing 124 yards, two TDs.
The 2010 NJSIAA floor titlist amassed a season-high 38.025, the top all-around score of the meet, in becoming the seventh gymnast in the state to eclipse the 38-point plateau.
Foy won the offensive award after amassing 425 all-purpose yards in a 35-14 win over Gordo in the Class 3A playoffs Friday.
Theo Riddick supplies the energy with a career-high 143 yards, sparking a ground game that amassed 270 yards in rally against Cougars defense that entered the game third in the nation against rush.
Iran is rapidly gaining new capabilities to strike at US warships in the Persian Gulf, amassing an arsenal of sophisticated anti-ship missiles while expanding its fleet of fast-attack boats and submarines.
Fuentes has switched to mainly using her debit card, which is tied to her checking account, after amassing about $10,000 in debt on about 10 credit cards, including store cards and bankcards.
Rumors about Colbert 's candidacy for the spot circulated last week when a Twitter account with the handle @ColbertforSC cropped up, amassing more than 3,000 followers in its first day of existence.
Spaceships, figurines, masks A passionate Star Wars collector has amassed over 450 pieces of memorabilia from the cinematic space saga that has thrilled millions around the world.
The Magnetic Fields have amassed an army of loyal followers, and each one of us appreciates them for a different aspect of their eclectic catalogue.
Although the sisters' taste for modern art was little understood - critics disparaged Matisse's early work and Picasso was virtually unknown - the Cones followed their passions and amassed one of the world's greatest private art collections.
It is seldom luck or inheritance or advanced degrees or even intelligence that enables people to amass fortunes.

In science:

We thank our SBF and SMAC survey collaborators Ed Ajhar, Roger Davies, Alan Dressler, David Schlegel, and Russell Smith for their help in amassing and processing these data sets.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
In fact, the GC radial velocities now amassed for these galaxies constitute the two largest radial velocity samples yet assembled for pure Population II tracers in early-type galaxies.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
To complement our spectroscopic survey, we were able to amass sufficient photometric observations to produce light curves for many of the novae in our survey.
A Spectroscopic and Photometric Survey of Novae in M31
However, despite the considerable data amassed in recent years, evidence for distinct nova populations in extragalactic systems is conflicting.
A Spectroscopic and Photometric Survey of Novae in M31
These include the sourcing and maintenance of collections of human material suitable for gene expression studies, bridging the expertise in both biological and informatics areas, and amassing and making accessible data from multiple laboratories and studies.
An e-Infrastructure for Collaborative Research in Human Embryo Development
The self-organised complexity of an evolving agent population is the clustering, amassing of same or similar sequences, around the optimum genome (Begon et al., 1996).
Self-Organisation of Evolving Agent Populations in Digital Ecosystems
As a result we have amassed a set of nearly 1500 spectroscopical ly classified supernovae of which a good fraction were detected prior to maximum.
Cosmic Explosions (Optical Transients)
The huge literature on Bayesian methods is more than mere crank turning; it amasses significant experience with this sophisticated machinery t hat astronomers should mine to guide development of new Bayesian methods, or to re fin e existing ones.
Bayesian astrostatistics: a backward look to the future
To increase the utility of such data, workers have amassed it in great quantity.
The Velocity Field from Type Ia Supernovae Matches the Gravity Field from Galaxy Surveys
Because HVS are relatively rare, it was previously not feasible to amass sufficiently large numbers of such stars to go beyond the “smoking-gun” prediction that there should be young, blue stars in the halo.
Old-Population Hypervelocity Stars from the Galactic Center: Limits from the SDSS
Our group has amassed a considerable database of precision linear spectropolarimetry measurements from a broad range (about 100) of “imbedded ” stars.
Using Absorptive Linear Polarization Spectroscopy to Understand Imbedded Stars
Network pricing is a related topic amassing research effort more recently.
Exploring Network Economics
The easiest way to join the algorithms is to amass their selection spaces, as follows.
Operator Coefficient Methods for Linear Equations
The upcoming Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy eXperiment (HETDEX; Ref. 1) will amass a sample of ∼ 0.8 million Lyα emitting galaxies (LAE) to be used as tracers of large-scale structure for constraining dark energy and measuring its possible evolution from 1.9 < z < 3.5.
Methods for evaluating the performance of volume phase holographic gratings for the VIRUS spectrograph array