from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A boat used in dredging for gold.


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  • A large boat, on which were several servants, men and women, beside those that were in the vessel, followed the gold-boat.

    Life of William Carey

  • Several boats were not far distant; the gold-boat was within sight, but so instantaneous was the disaster, that not a single thing was saved.

    Life of William Carey

  • Mr. Carey staid on the shore through the following night; a neighbouring governor sent him clothes and money; and the next morning he took the gold-boat, and proceeded up the river.

    Life of William Carey


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