Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The gravel that remains in the hopper of a cradle while panning for gold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Gravel retaining in the hopper of a cradle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The residue which remains in a hopper.

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Examples

  • There was the white sapphire, with a tell-tale flaw running down the middle, which had been found in the hopperings at Revolver Point (where fighting Cameron made his pile) by Sam Kickford, and likewise bestowed on Mrs. Sinclair as a “curio,” and because that bounteous lady had mothered the unlucky Sam and nursed him through the fever which took him to the very gates of a filthy hell.

    Tropic Days

  • There was the white sapphire, with a tell-tale flaw running down the middle, which had been found in the hopperings at Revolver Point (where fighting Cameron made his pile) by Sam Kickford, and likewise bestowed on Mrs. Sinclair as a

    Tropic Days

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