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free gold

noun
1.
treasury gold, including the legal reserve, not restricted to the redemption of gold certificates or other specific uses.
2.
Mining. gold found in loose particles or nuggets, as in a placer mine.
Origin of free gold
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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  • And she wants a thousand dollars in money or free gold—a thousand dollars to-day?

    That Girl Montana Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Samples of rock were received in town that were studded with free gold.

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • His voice could not have been more eager had he been relating the finding of free gold.

    Ross Grant Tenderfoot John Garland
  • It needed no expert to discern the free gold which lay in thin scales and sparkling lumps all through the rock.

    They of the High Trails

    Hamlin Garland
  • But none would work for hire with free gold to be had for the taking.

    The Last American Frontier

    Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson
  • They took out all the free gold, then tried to work out the rest, found it too expensive, went broke and walked out.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • Gold is found to some extent in the beds of the streams in Patagonia,—free gold, washed from the disintegrated rocks.

    Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou
  • The free gold that enriched Fresno and Mull and Andy only augmented their native ferocity.

    The U.P. Trail Zane Grey
  • I'm going to take the kinks out of this free gold deal inside of forty-eight hours.

    North of Fifty-Three

    Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • One and all they were consumed with curiosity for detailed inside information on the free gold squabble.

    North of Fifty-Three

    Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for free gold

free gold

noun
1.
gold, uncombined with other minerals, found in a pure state
2.
(US) the excess of gold held by the Federal Reserve Banks over the legal reserve
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