Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who washes sand or gravel, as in a cradle, to obtain the gold which it contains.
- n. An instrument or apparatus employed in washing the refuse from gold.
“I know a physician who, in San Francisco, purchased a common made gold-washer at 20 or 30 dollars, made of 70 or 80 feet of boards.”
“Rich as a California mine, we only wish they could be passed through a gold-washer, and the genuine yield be thrown again into our literary currency.”
“Or, to revert to our former illustration, the various weights of different kinds of earths are no doubt all due to definite causes; but, in relation to the selective action of the gold-washer, all the different weights of whatever kinds of earth he may happen to include in his washing-apparatus are, _strictly speaking_, accidental.”
“But these differences being presented by as many different bodies in nature, the gold-washer takes advantage of the selective agency in question, and, by using it as”
“So far as the objects of the gold-washer are concerned, it is immaterial with what other earths the gold-dust may happen to be mixed.”
“It was a pleasure to see the bed; it had been scraped in many places by the gold-washer, and it promises an ample harvest when properly worked.”
“It should be borne in mind, however, that the Rhine-lander devotes to gold-washing only the leisure time which his avocation as a fisherman leaves him, while the gold-washer in the new world, as a rule, devotes his whole time to it; and that his labors are interrupted by the long rainy season, attacks of fever etc.”
“On the Rhine, a gold-washer is satisfied with ⅔ of a gramme of gold, that is worth from 13 to 18 silver groschens.”
“Recollections of a Life of Adventure, II, 1866, a gold-washer in”
“Whether washing would do I know not; a gold-washer would succeed, I daresay.”
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