• The Rush for the Gold-fields
    The Rush for the Gold-fields
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Gold-field a region where gold is found
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  • John Greenleaf Whittier
    “Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gold; Ice. gull, Ger. gold, Goth. gulth, Russ. zlato, Gr. chrysos.


In literature:

What became of the cows in the field, the old gold and silver vessels in cupboards and chests, and even the house and home itself?
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The Cook Inlet gold fields were exploited in 1894.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
The gold has indeed injured us all, and I agree that we can give up the Gold Fields.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
For this reason gold is by poets called 'the seed of Stake' or 'of Fyris-field.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
On their right lay the endless padi fields of early green and ripening gold, all equally shimmering in the sun.
"From Jungle to Java" by Arthur Keyser
The fields, all green and gold, sleep undisturbed by the full river which creeps along them.
"Once on a Time" by A. A. Milne
At Edmonton they met a man who had been west with the emigrants the year before, who had started for the gold-fields.
"The Young Alaskans in the Rockies" by Emerson Hough
Dey bury dey silver en dey gold watch in de graveyard up in de Beech Field.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Gold-fields, mining-place up the Yu-kon.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
A wheat-field of billowy gold stretched before us when I joined her.
"The Love Story of Abner Stone" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
As a route to reach the gold fields of Teslin Lake and the Yukon it is absurd and foolish.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
Frank Haughton,' one of 'the three honourables' on the Turon gold-field.
"Australian Writers" by Desmond Byrne
The oddness of this appearance, the grunsel being uncommonly luxuriant, and the field as yellow as gold, made William laugh.
"Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803" by Dorothy Wordsworth
His narrow and gracefully-shaped shield was divided into three fields of silver, gold, and crimson.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
A Tale of the Gold Fields of California.
"Sturdy and Strong" by G. A. Henty
We have spoken incidentally of Sandhurst, one of the famous gold-fields of Victoria, which was originally known by the name of Bendigo.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou
After the meeting of the Field of the Cloth of Gold (1520) he was engaged in unsuccessful negotiations with Wolsey.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
Captain Bayley's Heir: A Tale of the Gold Fields of California.
"St. George for England" by G. A. Henty
It left a trail of gold across the sunlit fields.
"The Promise of Air" by Algernon Blackwood
The country contains valuable gold fields, and is characterized by fertile, well-watered sections.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam

In poetry:

Have the pale wayside weeds no fond regret
For him who read the secrets they enfold?
Shall the proud spangles of the field forget
The verse that lent new glory to their gold?
"James Russell Lowell" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
My fields were green, their hedges white with May,
With gold of buttercups made bright and fair,
The careless conquerors did not even stay
To gather one of all the blossoms there.
"The Destroyer" by Edith Nesbit
It's the sower. He is standing tall and stout
In the sunset's rays which are like flowing gold;
Before his feet are the fields of the fatherland
Spreading their unlimited nakedness.
"The Sowing" by Daniel Varoujan
Their conquering hooves which trod the stubble down
Were ritual that turned the field to brown,
And their great hulks were seraphims of gold,
Or mute ecstatic monsters on the mould.
"Horses" by Edwin Muir
Young as at the hour of birth:
From the grass the daisies rise
With the dew upon their eyes,
Sun-awakened eyes of earth;
Fields are set with cups of gold;
Can this budding world grow old?
"The Street-Children's Dance" by Mathilde Blind
This fields has buried men is browed
With easy gold; day’s Midas touch
Turns all to richness, only these were ploughed
By poverty under, pave a roofless church –
Kindle no saffron cloud.
"Pastoral" by Lilian Bowes Lyon

In news:

A n international police operation has freed nearly 400 children from forced labor in gold mines and cotton fields in Burkina Faso .
Gold Fields Ltd, (GFI) the fourth-largest producer of the metal, closed its Kloof -Driefontein Complex mine west of Johannesburg after five miners died in an accident.
Yelle Song: "Chimie Physique " (Gold Fields remix) Album: Safari Disco Club.
Bill Zylmans' 200-acre field was filled with Yukon Golds up until last week, when thieves stole up to $3,000 worth of his potatoes.
Five-time Olympian (1988-2004) and three-time Olympic gold medalist Yolanda Gail Devers, a 1984 graduate of Sweetwater High School, is the South Bay's living track and field legend.
Florence Griffith Joyner of the United States, who won three gold medals in track and field at the Seoul Summer Olympics, has been named athlete of the year in a poll conducted by Tass , the Soviet press agency.
He was a Knight, dressed in black and gold, when he stepped onto the football field for the first time as a high school sophomore.
Big Surr, Foreign Fields, Jessie Baylin, Jill Andrews & Gold Motel.
Big Surr, Foreign Fields, Jessie Baylin, Jill Andrews and Gold Motel Tonight at The Basement.
Allyson Felix, a track and field athlete and Olympic gold medalist, takes part in the first day of the Clinton Global Initiative 2012 (CGI).
Lockwood Farm 's fields of gold.
Lockwood Farm's fields of gold .
Field of Ten Set for Dubai City of Gold.
Passion Pit Song: Take a Walk (Gold Fields remix) Album.
Chaplin's personal favorite among his own films, The Gold Rush , is a beautifully constructed comic fable of fate and perseverance, set in the icy wastes of the Alaskan gold fields.

In science:

Continuum generation from single gold nanostructures through near-field mediated intraband transitions.
Plasmonic Antennas as Design Elements for Coherent Ultrafast Nanophotonics
Molecular hydrogen has been recognized for a long time to be potentially the most important (baryonic) element in the Universe (Zwicky 1959), or at least in the Galaxy (Gould, Gold & Salpeter 1963) (see also the review by Field et al. 1966 and references therein).
Perspectives for detecting cold H2 in outer galactic disks