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claim-jumper

[kleym-juhm-per] /ˈkleɪmˌdʒʌm pər/
noun
1.
a person who seizes another's claim of land, especially for mineral rights.
Origin of claim-jumper
1825-1835
1825-35
Related forms
claim-jumping, noun
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  • claim-jumping is sternly discountenanced by honest miners, who are apt to deal with the jumpers in a drastic manner.

    For the Allinson Honor Harold Bindloss
  • There is no claim-jumping, as the Canadian laws are rigid and well enforced.

  • I really think I should have been more successful than I was at claim-jumping.

    A Damaged Reputation Harold Bindloss
  • He was in well-boring or insurance or claim-jumping, or something--I've forgotten which.

  • We'll get Turner to tell us some of his claim-jumping experiences to-morrow night.

    For the Allinson Honor Harold Bindloss
  • He was in well-boring or insurance or claim-jumping, or something—I've forgotten which.

  • Of course the unscrupulous conduct of these "claim-jumping" speculators led to numerous quarrels.

    Daniel Boone Reuben Gold Thwaites
  • It's claim-jumping; and not a cent will they pay, and laugh at us besides, and call us mossbacks.

    In Exile and Other Stories Mary Hallock Foote
  • "He's a bit of a rogue, and claim-jumping isn't a creditable profession," Andrew replied.

    For the Allinson Honor Harold Bindloss

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