from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who finds gold.
  • noun One who empties privies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A prospector for gold.
  • noun slang, humorous A person who cleans the latrines.


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  • He brought back with him a black stone, which a gold-finder in

    England in America, 1580-1652 Lyon Gardiner Tyler 1894

  • "Yes; we heard the shots," said the first gold-finder.

    To The West George Manville Fenn 1870

  • Every one was out in the bright sunny morning watching the breaking up; and among the first they encountered were the judge, of the last night's episode, and their friend the gold-finder, both of whom shook hands heartily, but made no allusion to the trial.

    To Win or to Die A Tale of the Klondike Gold Craze George Manville Fenn 1870

  • "Well, I must tell the truth," said the gold-finder.

    To Win or to Die A Tale of the Klondike Gold Craze George Manville Fenn 1870

  • "Nor a gold-finder," returned his wife, with a cruel little depression of her pink nostrils, "but you can work all night in that stupid mill and then," she added in a low voice, to escape Minty's attention, "spend the whole of the next day examining and following up a boy's discovery that his own relations had been too lazy and too ignorant to understand and profit by.

    A Phyllis of the Sierras Bret Harte 1869


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