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gympie

/ˈɡɪmpɪ/
noun (Austral)
1.
a tall tree with stinging hairs on its leaves
2.
a hammer
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian language
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  • We mean comparatively so, as those at gympie are also of great promise.

    Under the Southern Cross Maturin M. Ballou
  • gympie, a gold-mining town a hundred miles north, has about the same number of inhabitants.

    Under the Southern Cross Maturin M. Ballou
  • He was a hardworking miner in a gold claim at gympie, one of the most permanent reefing fields in Queensland.

  • He is a lucky digger from gympie, and came aboard at Brisbane, and has kept the ship in an uproar ever since.

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke
  • Since the discovery of the gympie goldfield there has been no cessation in the progress of mining in Queensland.

    Our First Half-Century Government of Queensland
  • Well, about a month after we took him to gympie, backed him heavily, and he ran nearly last.

    The Second String Nat Gould

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