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goldfields

[gohld-feeldz] /ˈgoʊldˌfildz/
noun, plural goldfields.
1.
any of several Californian, composite herbs of the genus Lasthenia, having yellow flowers.
Origin of goldfields
1910-1915
An Americanism dating back to 1910-15; gold + field + -s3
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  • Wealth was to be gained in other and surer ways than by groping for it in the goldfields.

    Australian Writers

    Desmond Byrne
  • Life on the Australian goldfields, though wild, was not unruly.

  • Doubtless on the Western goldfields of America, “lynching” would have been his portion.

    Spinifex and Sand David W Carnegie
  • People get to a very casual way of doing things on the goldfields.

    Spinifex and Sand David W Carnegie
  • It came to Australasia not only from the original settlers but also from the rushes to the goldfields.

    G. H. Q. Frank Fox
  • There promised to be a rush unequalled in the annals of goldfields history.

    In Search of El Dorado Alexander MacDonald
  • You have been in Australia, and most likely on the goldfields.

    The Betrayal of John Fordham B.L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • In Tasmania also diamonds have been found in the Corinna goldfields.

  • He had received the proceeds in cash, as indeed is the custom of goldfields.

    Nevermore Rolf Boldrewood

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