Origin of lode
Examples from the Web for lode
O'Hara has faded fast, but some of his best short stories are lode stars to me of what good fiction can do.
I give you my word, Slade, this is the only mine or lode of which I know.
Your lode's about a hundred miles off yet, isn't it, Graham?For the Allinson Honor|Harold Bindloss
Mebbe he believes that bunk about the lode being copper, and mebbe he don't.
It took me half of the next day to locate the lode, and while I was pilin' the monuments I looked up and saw that villain, Jacks.Motor Matt's Daring, or, True to His Friends|Stanley R. Matthews
There are no true walls nor can the ore be traced away from the hill in lode form.Getting Gold|J. C. F. Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for lode
Word Origin for lode
Word Origin and History for lode
original Middle English spelling of load (n.), and custodian of most of the original meaning of "way, course, carrying." Differentiation in sense took place 16c. Mining sense of "vein of metal ore" is from c.1600, from notion of miners "following" it through the rock.