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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who extracts the residuum of precious metals from the sweepings, potsherds, etc., of refineries of gold and silver, or places where those metals are used.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who extracts the residuum of precious metals from the sweepings, potsherds, etc., of refineries of gold and silver, or places where these metals are used.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In gold- and silver-refining, a person who extracts from the sweepings, potsherds, etc., the small particles of gold or silver contained in them.

Etymologies

sweep +‎ washer (Wiktionary)

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