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- v. Present participle of coyote.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mining alone in a desultory way or in irregular openings and burrows like those made by the coyote.
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Pray forgive me, even though I confess that I intend, some day, when I feel statistically inclined, to bore you with some profound remarks upon the claiming, drifting, sluicing, ditching, fluming, and coyoting politics of the "diggins."
I'm never so happy as when gophering around in a barren prospect hole or coyoting on some rocky hillside.