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Cripple Creek

a town in central Colorado: gold rush 1891. 9600 feet (2925 meters) above sea level. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • At Cripple Creek we found nearly four thousand on a man once.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • History is about to repeat the record of Cripple Creek, I concluded.

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • It seems he saw him in Cripple Creek once, and was vastly taken by his pose.

    Money Magic Hamlin Garland
  • This concern handled the ores from Cripple Creek, principally.

    The Business of Mining Arthur J. Hoskin
  • But he didn't know about the wife in Cripple Creek—you've scored on the Eagle there.

    I Walked in Arden Jack Crawford
  • He sent me out, and I got a job punching time in the mines at Cripple Creek.

    Sunny Slopes

    Ethel Hueston
  • We just shipped one hundred 1,000-ton globes of it from the Cripple Creek district, and the district never missed it.

  • We suspended these over the Cripple Creek district at an altitude of 10,000 feet above the earth's surface.

  • Then with money in his pockets and a new suit of clothes upon his back, he might go back to Cripple Creek whence he had come.

    Virginia of Elk Creek Valley

    Mary Ellen Chase
  • They were on their way from Taos to Cripple Creek—been camping along the way for some time.

    A Prairie Infanta Eva Wilder Brodhead
British Dictionary definitions for Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek

a village in central Colorado: gold-mining centre since 1891, once the richest in the world
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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