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Auriferous

adjective
1.
Containing gold.  Synonym: gold-bearing.






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"Auriferous" Quotes from Famous Books



... like a thousand others. The auriferous tooth, the sedentary disposition, the Sunday afternoon wanderlust, the draught upon the delicatessen store for home-made comforts, the furor for department store marked-down sales, the feeling of superiority to the ...
— The Voice of the City • O. Henry

... emphasise the motive of his choice, if motive there was, he selected the pre-auriferous period for the Australian parts of his stories. His squatters become wealthy by a comparatively slow process, extending over some sixteen years. The squatters of the gold period would certainly seem better adapted to the purposes of fiction. There is, indeed, more than a suggestion of romance ...
— Australian Writers • Desmond Byrne

... the fling in the excitement of the meeting, "I take it you're a mining man? Vell, if it's golt you're looking for I haf a claim up on dat hill dat is rich in auriferous deposits." ...
— Silver and Gold - A Story of Luck and Love in a Western Mining Camp • Dane Coolidge

... was a fact. How they happened to be exhibited under that auriferous disguise was owing to an amusing circumstance, explained ...
— The Humbugs of the World • P. T. Barnum

... and "drunk delight of battle with his peers," Jackson spent nine pleasant months in the conquered city. The peace negotiations were protracted. The United States coveted the auriferous provinces of California and New Mexico, a tract as large as a European kingdom, and far more wealthy. Loth to lose their birthright, yet powerless to resist, the Mexicans could only haggle for a price. The States were not disposed to be ungenerous, ...
— Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War • G. F. R. Henderson

... day on which White arrived in New York Keogh, at the rear of a train of five pack mules loaded with hardware and cutlery, set his face toward the grim, interior mountains. There the Indian tribes wash gold dust from the auriferous streams; and when a market is brought to them trading is brisk and ...
— Cabbages and Kings • O. Henry

... them to be satisfied that they are not precisely schools of science—or, if they are, that the sciences they exult in, are not those which soar towards heaven, but those which have to do with the auriferous bowels of the earth, and the full-fed ...
— The Wedding Guest • T.S. Arthur

... perceived, takes the credit to himself for having originated it, whereas he ought rather to conceive of himself as one of a company of miners, and be thankful for having lighted upon a richer pocket of auriferous soil ...
— The Silent Isle • Arthur Christopher Benson



Words linked to "Auriferous" :   metallic, gold-bearing, metal



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