Those who flocked to California in 1849 in search of gold, which had been discovered there in 1848. Reportedly, there were about eighty thousand of them.
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Forty minutes later he says, ‘I think she may have chest injuries now.’Harry’s Daddy, and Diana’s ‘Murder’: Royal Rumors In a New Play|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I was already over forty, had hardly a nickel in my pocket and this was the biggest break in my life.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Almost forty years later, it seems unlikely this will ever be the case.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Forty-two years after its debut, The Godfather casts a long shadow over American cinema.
We were on it for forty minutes of the film, a considerable part of our schedule.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Botanists have enumerated between forty and fifty varieties of the tobacco plant who class them all among the narcotic poisons.
It succeeds best in a deep rich loam in a climate ranging from forty to fifty degrees of latitude.
After about the forty-fifth year it becomes gradually less; after seventy-five years it is about one-half the amount given.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
It was Wednesday night; over forty men sat down to the house-dinner at the Pandemonium Club.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The moon rose on a terrified mob trudging or riding the forty miles of road between Meerut and the Mogul capital.The Red Year|Louis Tracy