Definition of Fossick

1. v. i. To search for gold by picking at stone or earth or among roots in isolated spots, picking over abandoned workings, etc.; hence, to steal gold or auriferous matter from another's claim.



Definition of Fossick

1. Verb. (U.K.) To ferret out; to elicit information. ¹

2. Verb. (UK Australia) To search for gold, gems, etc., on the surface or in abandonded workings. ¹

3. Verb. (U.K.) To search for something; to rummage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fossick

1. to search for gold [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fossick

fossa venosa
fossa vesicae biliaris
fossae
fossane
fossas
fossate
fosse
fossed
fosses
fosset
fossette
fossettes
fosseway
fosseways
fossick (current term)
fossicked
fossicker
fossickers
fossicking
fossicks
fossil
fossil copal
fossil fuel
fossil fuels
fossil oil
fossil record
fossil records
fossil water
fossilate

Literary usage of Fossick

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1. A Treatise on the Specific Performance of Contracts by Edward Fry (1892)
"... and the stipulations as to the works were the 3 Downs v. Collins, 6 Ha. 418. De G. & J. 249. * Nickels v. Hancock, 7 De GM 3 Ogden v. fossick, 4 De GF ..."

2. Cases in Equity: Selected from Decisions of English and American Courts by George Henry Boke (1915)
"fossick. an Chancery, 1862. 4 De Gex, F. & J. 426, 45 ER 1249.) This was an appeal from a decree of Vice-Chancellor Wood. The bill was filed by John Maude ..."

3. Reports of Cases Heard and Determined by the Lord Chancellor and the Court by John Peter De Gex, Henry Cadman Jones, Great Britain Court of Chancery, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1873)
"And the said Samuel fossick engages his services to the said JM Ogden for the sale of the coals and lauding and shipping goods and generally, ..."

4. The Annals of Stockton-on-Tees with Biographical Notices by Henry Heavisides (1865)
"The business commenced with only Messrs. Maddison and Pigg working at it themselves, and now 210 hands are actively employed in it. fossick, BLAIR, & Co. ..."

5. The Annals of Stockton-on-Tees: with biographical notices by Henry Heavysides, Heavisides (1865)
"fossick, BLAIR, & Co.'s ENGINE WORKS.—This extensive ^establishment is situate on the Norton Road, on premises originally occupied as a flour and saw mill ..."

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