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  • n. Plural form of fossicker.

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Examples

  • In my Stormlord books, one group of characters know their ancestry had something to do with being miners and fossickers and gem/mineral traders, so they use mineral names – was fun searching through all those Australian gemstone books! on January 29, 2010 at 2:19 am kaaronwarren

    Naming Characters « Kaaron Warren

  • And with the gust of a spring alice the fossickers and swaggelers with him on the hoof from down under piked forth desert roses in that mulligar scrub.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Behind these came the great army of fossickers, washers of surface-dirt, equipped with knives and tin-dishes, and content if they could wash out half-a-pennyweight to the dish.

    Australia Felix

  • Taylor; still less did they expect that he would leave his selection home, to say nothing of the charms of Birralong and Marmot's verandah, for a wild-cat yarn of travelling fossickers.

    Colonial Born A tale of the Queensland bush

  • Hastening back to the camp, he reached there just as the last of the fossickers, moving away from the fire, gave rise to Gleeson's remark.

    Colonial Born A tale of the Queensland bush

  • The remainder of the fossickers, also profiting by the judgment and also by the example, scurried right and left to their respective claims, and from the safety of their own ground proffered advice, picturesque and soothing, to Palmer Billy, who was arguing and gesticulating violently to the man who had jumped his claim.

    Colonial Born A tale of the Queensland bush

  • Then the occupier for the time being had some chance of making a profit on the year's occupation; but otherwise, no one but a new chum would grant credit for drinks against such payment in kind as cut timber and split rails for a whole settlement of fossickers.

    Colonial Born A tale of the Queensland bush

  • The name of Marmot did not rank high with the fossickers when funds were low, and the joys of the Carrier's Rest were only known to the man who had "struck it" from time to time in the creek; but the aloofness of

    Colonial Born A tale of the Queensland bush

  • And yet Tony, not apparently on the spur of the moment, but calmly and with his eyes open, had thrown in his lot with the three fossickers, and had gone off without scarcely a word to any one.

    Colonial Born A tale of the Queensland bush

  • The treatment he had received at the hands of the fossickers had not improved his temper, and there was trouble enough ahead from the others without having it in his own camp.

    Colonial Born A tale of the Queensland bush

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