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What does UBTREAS mean in "By the Waters of Babylon"?John finds this at some...

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nicckkb | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 12, 2008 at 9:20 AM via web

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What does UBTREAS mean in "By the Waters of Babylon"?

John finds this at some broken columns and he could only read half. Any help would be great. thanx

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted November 12, 2008 at 9:56 AM (Answer #1)

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Since we can deduct that the City of the Gods is New York we can also figure out some of the meanings. "--primitive hunting society after destruction of "civilized" world). Explain the following: "the Bitter Water" (Atlantic Ocean) bitter because of the salt; "ASHIN" (Washington); "UBTREAS" (Subtreasury Building); "building with starry ceiling" (Grand Central). "

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cjck | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 14, 2008 at 1:51 AM (Answer #2)

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Subtreasury.....as in the Department of the Subtreasury

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alicia20 | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 14, 2008 at 2:11 AM (Answer #3)

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It's a fragment of "Subtreasury Building."

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ail33n-8 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 2, 2008 at 1:08 PM (Answer #4)

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it is an incomplete phrase that was actually SUBTREASURY

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roodoopoo | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 29, 2010 at 4:22 AM (Answer #5)

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"UBTREAS" in "By the Waters of Babylon" is The Subtreasury Building on 21st Street in New York......

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