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gold dust

noun
  1. gold in fine particles.
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Origin of gold dust

First recorded in 1695–1705
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Historical Examples of gold dust

  • The gold-dust stored in the dim recesses of his cellars haunted him.

    The Twins of Suffering Creek

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • He waded along the shore, and presently found in the surf a bag of gold-dust.

    Sacrifice

    Stephen French Whitman

  • Miles decided to tell them of the loss of his bag of gold-dust.

    The Young Miner

    Horatio Alger, Jr.

  • I shall be stiff with gold-dust and diamonds; a doll marrying a doll's bed-gown.

    Little Novels of Italy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • A while since, an Indian brought into a fort some gold-dust and a large nugget.


British Dictionary definitions for gold dust

gold dust

noun
  1. gold in the form of small particles or powder, as found in placer-mining
  2. a valuable or rare thingtickets for this match are gold dust
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