Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In mining, noting a lode in which the ore occurs in pockets, or small irregular bunches, instead of being somewhat uniformly distributed through the mass of the veinstone.

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Examples

  • Or if oil was really on the mesa, the reserves could be “pockety,” as they had been over the river in Mexican Hat.

    Yellow Dirt

  • By the 1930s, the local oil deposits were pronounced to be “pockety.”

    Yellow Dirt

  • Some days I just don't feel pockety, other days I do.

    Renee says "Don't Diss My Pockets!" - A Dress A Day

  • The best plan seemed to be to try and get to the top of a rise in the hope of seeing the lights of the city, but all the countryside was so pockety that it was hard to strike the right kind of rise.

    Greenmantle

  • I have some claims over by Old Woman mountain, in San Bernardino county, and they're pockety.

    The Long Chance

  • They are all very pockety, but have to be turned out before the clothes are sent to be baked.

    My War Experiences in Two Continents

  • Owing to the "sporadic and pockety" nature of the finds it was at first supposed that gold would only be found in superficial deposits.

    Spinifex and Sand

  • Like you I wish we'd crawled up the fundaments of a cabal of third-world potentates and panjandrums and lined their grubby pockety with our tax-payers' money.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Boontling jargon might be called the "high-pockety."

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • I like the purple but her dress has this weird gaping pockety thing right in front that is really unflattering.

    Kat with a K

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