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free gold

treasury gold, including the legal reserve, not restricted to the redemption of gold certificates or other specific uses.
Mining. gold found in loose particles or nuggets, as in a placer mine.
Origin of free gold
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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

gold, uncombined with other minerals, found in a pure state
(US) the excess of gold held by the Federal Reserve Banks over the legal reserve
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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