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Latest United States Bullion Depository Stories

2008-09-15 21:00:21

The Associated Press invites news-related questions and answers them periodically in this Ask AP feature. This week's questions concern the nation's gold reserves and outsourcing. Q: How much gold is stored at Fort Knox? And is it all the property of the American public? - Jeff Kimball, Salt Lake City A: The vaults hold 147.3 million ounces of gold, all of which is owned by the United States. The gold, valued at more than $100 billion, is stored at the United States Bullion Depository...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.