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  • n. Plural form of prospector.


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  • There are several exploration companies now operating planes up to James Bay and Hudson Bay and up as far as Chesterfield Inlet prospecting, and that country will be developed from fifty to a hundred years earlier than would otherwise be possible, through the use of air transportation, because it takes in prospectors and miners and others into a country which they could not otherwise reach in a reasonable time.

    The Development of Aviation Within the Empire

  • These domain name prospectors or domain typo folks are leeches.

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  • His modest capital, which he had hoped to increase in this new Diamondopolis, had vanished within a few weeks of his arrival, swallowed up by shares in diamond-fields that existed only in the vivid imagination of the swindling "company-promoters" or so-called "prospectors," who infested the place; and when his illusions of easily-made wealth had vanished also, and he had tried to obtain a billet, he had failed utterly.

    A Rip Van Winkle Of The Kalahari Seven Tales of South-West Africa

  • Many articles they could do without; but a blanket apiece was absolutely necessary, as was a frying pan and coffee pot, two cups, as many platters, as well as common knives, forks and spoons such as prospectors and cattlemen use.

    The Saddle Boys of the Rockies Lost on Thunder Mountain

  • These "prospectors" may occasionally make important discoveries; but far more frequently they are the result of chance, or of the desultory efforts of shepherds and other servants of the settlers resident in the particular locality.

    A Source Book of Australian History

  • They are called "prospectors," and go about with a pony packed with a pick, a shovel, and a few necessaries, hunting chiefly for quartz veins, and they talk of nothing but "quartz,"

    A Tramp's Notebook

  • The "prospectors" have them entirely at their mercy, and the world well knows what prospectors '"mercy" to edible big game looks like on the ground.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life Its Extermination and Preservation

  • The two "prospectors" look as if they had heard couleur de rose reports, and had not "struck ile."

    The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

  • Sales assistants also called prospectors, lead generators, lead developers, callers, qualifiers—the name doesn’t matter fill the salesperson’s calendar with interested, qualified clients and prospects to talk to and see.

    Hot Prospects

  • Thus gazing, she was vaguely conscious of an addition to the landscape in the shape of a man who was passing down the road with a pack on his back like the tramping "prospectors" she had often seen at Heavy Tree Hill.

    Under the Redwoods


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