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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Definitions for fossick

  1. To search for any object by which to make gain.
  2. Mining. To undermine another's digging; search for waste gold in relinquished workings, washing places, etc.
  3. To hunt; seek; ferret out.

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Citations for fossick
Chorley ate and watched pigeons fossick for crumbs among the iron table and chair legs. Elizabeth Knox, Dreamhunter: Book One of the Dreamhunter Duet
'We must go and fossick for a bit now,' I said, 'just for enough to make the pot boil; but we won't take any more of your "tucker," Mrs. Mangrove, without paying.' Rolf Boldrewood, The Miner's Right, a Tale of the Australian Goldfields
Origin of fossick
An Australian coinage, fossick's derivation is uncertain, but may be an alteration of fuss.