gold fever

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gold fever greed and the contagious excitement of a gold rush
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gold fever a popular mania for gold hunting.
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Usage

In literature:

The palace seemed to cast a spell over them all, and they felt the fever of the gold-hunter beginning to burn in their throbbing veins.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
At once the gold fever seized all far and near.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
The gold-fever had just set in there.
"Over the Rocky Mountains" by R.M. Ballantyne
The thirst for gold was now a raging fever and his blood molten fire.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
There is also the son of a baronet here, who came out in the time of the gold-fever.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
The cunning thief may be garnering gold whilst we but reap wounds and fever.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
For the first time Angela realized why the gold-miner, once successful, could never rid himself of the fever.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
There in his Gold Coast shanty we see his lover's young brother dying of fever under his eyes.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, September 30, 1914" by Various
Storehouses were nearly empty, agriculture having been neglected in the gold fever.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
The gold fever set in with fury and attacked all classes.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
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In poetry:

Thus is he doomed till Judgment–
Although the cairn should hold
His fevered heart in quiet,
And hide his hair of gold,
His soul shall wander seeking,
And its quest be never told.
"The Curse Of Mora" by Anna Johnston MacManus
When spring blows over Lettermore
To bloom the ragged furze with gold,
The lovely south wind's living breath
Is laden with the smell of death:
For fever breeds on Lettermore
To waste the eyes of young and old.
"Lettermore" by Francis Brett Young

In news:

Fidler Catches Gold Fever Monday, November 12, 2012 By Alice Mullaly.
A wandering doctor, George Fidler, suffered from the incurable disease of gold fever .
Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint.
Rutherford County's Bob Coble and Lloyd Nanney filming a scene for the documentary ' Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint.
Never too young for gold fever .
All this week Channel 2 has shown you places across Alaska where gold fever has hit, but one of the places it has also struck is only a 40-minute drive from Anchorage.
A wandering doctor, George Fidler, suffered from the incurable disease of gold fever.
Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint.
Rutherford County's Bob Coble and Lloyd Nanney filming a scene for the documentary 'Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint.
Gold Fever Leads to Second Location for America's Attic.
Have you caught gold fever.
Gold Fever to Questroyal in New York.
Grade I winner Gold Fever, whose son Arco's Gold won the Nov 2 Coronation Futurity at Woodbine in a deadheat, will stand the 2003 season at Louis Salerno's Questroyal Stud near Hudson, N.Y.
Let's Eat San Diego: Blue and gold Bolt fever grips San Diego, so it must be time for tomato beer, carne asada breakfasts and watering hole specials.
Gus Thomson/Auburn Journal video AUBURN CALIF. Watch a video news report of gold fever in progress along the American River in the Auburn State Recreation Area near Auburn.
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