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gum digger

noun
  1. NZ a person who digs for fossilized kauri gum in a gum field
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Historical Examples of gum digger

  • The gold-digger is found in many parts of the earth; the gum-digger belongs to New Zealand alone.

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves

  • Unlike the gold-seeker, the gum-digger can hope for no great and sudden stroke of fortune.

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves