Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A feverish desire to search for gold.

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Examples

  • I daresay it was nothing to what it must have looked like a year or two later, when the gold-fever was at its height and half Europe came pouring to America in search of fortune.

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  • That's not to say they won't settle down into an important role, but the gold-fever mentality how many zeros is Facebook worth today?

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  • I'd also heard Michael Badnarik mention the same thing a while ago, though his gold-fever sounded a bit nutty, as did his other aversions to licensing of any sort.

    Brainwashed!

  • That's not to say they won't settle down into an important role, but the gold-fever mentality how many zeros is Facebook worth today?

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  • The population, in whose veins the gold-fever still burned, plunged by wholesale into the new hazard; and under the wooden verandahs of

    Australia Felix

  • I daresay it was nothing to what it must have looked like a year or two later, when the gold-fever was at its height and half Europe came pouring to America in search of fortune.

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • I daresay it was nothing to what it must have looked like a year or two later, when the gold-fever was at its height and half Europe came pouring to America in search of fortune.

    Flashman And The Redskins

  • It was well that this news reached California at that critical time; for so contagious had become the "gold-fever" that everybody was bound to go and try his fortune, and the volunteer regiment of

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • Toward the close of June, 1848, the gold-fever being at its height, by Colonel Mason's orders I made preparations for his trip to the newly-discovered gold-mines at Sutter's Fort.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • While we were surveying at "New York of the Pacific," occurred one of those little events that showed the force of the gold-fever.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

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