Definition of Forty-niner

1. Noun. A miner who took part in the California gold rush in 1849.

Generic synonyms: Gold Digger, Gold Miner, Gold Panner



Definition of Forty-niner

1. Noun. A miner who took part in the California gold rush of 1849 ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forty-niner

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forty-niner (current term)
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Literary usage of Forty-niner

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Forests and forestry—Continued Hawaiian Islands forty-niner« merly. Overland na 68:111-22 Ag '16 Forum, Open Woods of Hawaii. V. McCaughey. ..."

2. A History of California: The American Period by Robert Glass Cleland (1922)
"... CA forty-niner IN LOWER CALIFORNIA [THE following narrative is taken from the hitherto unpublished account of a gold seeker's expedition to California. ..."

3. The Argonauts of California: Being the Reminiscences of Scenes and Incidents by Charles Warren Haskins (1890)
"THE forty-niner—SYD AT THE NORTH POLE—THE HOMES OF THE OLD-TIMERS—THE REMAINS OF THE ... It is this incentive- that gives energy to the old forty-niner, ..."

4. Pioneer Tales of the Oregon Trail and of Jefferson County by Charles Dawson (1912)
"DAVID E. PEASE, "A forty-niner." BY AV PEASE. Among the first white men who visited Jefferson County was David E. Pease, an older brother of George A. Pease ..."

5. The Forty-niners: A Chronicle of the California Trail and El Dorado by Stewart Edward White (1921)
"... CHAPTER IX THE URBAN forty-niner IN popular estimation the interest and romance of the forty-niners center in gold and mines. To the close student, ..."

6. Genealogical and Personal History of the Upper Monongahela Valley, West by James Morton Callahan (1912)
"Mrs. White's maternal grandfather, Ephraim С. Day, was born in Marshall county, West Virginia, and was a "forty-niner," and went to California and located ..."

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