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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of prospect.


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  • Three years before, they had prospected from the head-reaches of the Koyokuk northward and clear across to the mouth of the

    Like Argus of the Ancient Times

  • These figures show us, that, if, of the million Northern men who have "prospected" the Southern country, in the march of victorious armies, only seventy-three thousand determine to take up their future lot there, and to establish there free institutions, they would be enough, without the help of one native, to establish these republican institutions in all the Rebel States.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 76, February, 1864

  • There is a deep pit in front of our cabin, and another at the side of it, though they are not worked, as, when "prospected," they did not "yield the color."

    The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52

  • He "prospected" through this country, with varying success, living the life of the camps, -- rich in its experiences, vivid in its coloring, calling forth every item of energy and courage and hardihood that a man could command.

    Craftsmanship in Teaching

  • American agents, in particular, civil as well as military, explore Europe much as their forebears 'prospected' the Far

    The Inside Story of the Peace Conference

  • Her father "prospected" a little for something higher than a mere baronetcy, but he had in no way interfered.

    There & Back

  • Here there is a little piece of flat river bottom made up of sand and pebbles, and in 1869, Mr. Ohle "prospected" it thoroughly with a view to beginning mining operations.

    Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

  • The upper waters of the Sacramento run through mountain passes, and between banks so steep that for miles at a time the river is inaccessible, except by difficult and often dangerous descents; and an old miner told me that when this part of the river, between where Redding now lies and its source, near Mount Shasta, was first "prospected" for gold, the miners or explorers had to build boats and descend by water, trying for gold by the way, because they could not get down by land.

    Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands

  • "prospected" until they reached Mormon Island, fifteen miles below, where they discovered one of the richest placers on earth.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • Sometimes the lost time prospected is his own history, sometimes the history of a place, but the journey is always beguiling and its conclusion often poignant.

    Booking a Journey


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