from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The zone, parallel to the walls of a vein, in which the ore is concentrated, or any narrow streak of paying ore in less valuable material.
- A stratum of oil sand thick enough to make a well pay.
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The superintendence of the men and the pursuit of the pay streak could not break the irk of the daily round, and the end of January found him making occasional trips to Dawson, where he could forget his identity for