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gold digging

the work of digging for gold.
gold diggings, a region where digging or seeking for gold, especially by placer mining, is carried on.
Origin of gold digging
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "We are never to be at the bottom of gold digging," said he.

  • He will hunt for us, but will have nothing to do with gold digging and washing.


    J. Tyrwhitt Brooks
  • Young Tom had taken his father's advice, and, avoiding the charms of gold digging, had gone to work at high pay on a sheep run.

    The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant Alexander Johnstone Wilson
  • gold digging is soon learned, and there will be an immense demand for every kind of labour at almost fabulous prices.

  • The dying had been left to die alone without aid or pity, while their companions returned to their gold digging.

    A Voyage round the World W.H.G. Kingston
  • For four or five years gold digging had been on the average a fairly remunerative occupation.

  • They camped close to us, and like ourselves, intended trying their luck at gold digging.

    Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield
  • You men know what a lot of money the machinery for certain kinds of gold digging takes.

    The Ranch Girls at Home Again Margaret Vandercook
  • He found that, in the hill region to the north, gold digging was carried on to a considerable extent.

  • After we had put up our tent, Philip went down the gully to study the art of gold digging.

    The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale

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