- n. Plural form of placer.
“For, at the age of thirteen, accompanying his father, he had formed one of the small band of gold seekers who fought their way to the "placers" of Forty-mile Creek years before the great Yukon rush.”
“It was one of the "placers," such as have since proved so productive in different parts of the world.”
“The "placers" or Gold Mines of California, are located in the valley of the Sacramento, in the northern part of that new territory.”
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“placers"; that is, masses of gravel and sand along the beds of mountain streams.”
“placers," where whole sides of the hills had been dug out and washed away in the search for gold; the water being brought over the hill-tops by various ingenious methods.”
“I was a dyer's helper in Pyonhan, a gold-miner in the placers of Kang-wun, a rope-maker and twine-twister in Chiksan.”
“Advertised volume is being double, triple and quadruple counted, and is misleading to order placers; there should be ramifications for publicly claiming an execution as your own if you did not actually execute the order," the firm told regulators.”
“In team scoring (based upon top 8 placers), the USA totaled 167 points, well ahead of runner-up Kenya (108) and Germany (95).”
“Years of freighting and mining had followed, and, with a stake gleaned from the Merced placers, he satisfied the land-hunger of his race and time by settling in Sonoma County.”
“I've churned around placers some, but I never got butter like what's in this pan.”
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