gold dust

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gold dust the particles and flakes (and sometimes small nuggets) of gold obtained in placer mining
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gold dust etc. See under Dutch Dust, etc.
    • Gold dust fine particles of gold, such as are obtained in placer mining; -- often used as money, being transferred by weight.
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Quotations

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    “Spare minutes are the Gold-dust of time; the portions of life most fruitful in good and evil; the gaps through which temptations enter.”
  • Hsi-Tang
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    “Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes it obstructs your vision.”

Usage

In literature:

This soil is all a comparatively recent deposit, and it and the gold dust in it have been washed down from the mountain.
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Gold, which was found in the river-beds, they cast into bars, or used as money by filling transparent quills with gold dust.
"The True Story Book"
Long afternoon sunbeams, sweet with June, came into the attic, and made fairy gold of the dust as they entered the room.
"Master of the Vineyard" by Myrtle Reed
I have always preferred the life of an Indian, killed by my own hands, to a sack of gold dust.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
She had used real gold dust in the paint for the halo.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
A stranger might come in town with a "poke" of gold dust.
"Arizona's Yesterday" by John H. Cady
This attempt at defence and escape was really for the sake of the gold-dust he had in his pocket.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
Pete had exhibited nuggets and gold dust of astonishing richness.
"The Trail of a Sourdough" by May Kellogg Sullivan
Two mails and about $3,000,000 in gold dust have arrived from California during the past month.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
The gold dust and the dust of the road, could they withstand a drop of rain?
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
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In poetry:

Your beautiful hair
Dust in the dust will lie -
But not the light I worship there,
The gold the sunshine crowns you by -
This will not die.
"The Eternal" by Edith Nesbit
Make not increasing gold your trust,
Nor set your hearts on glitt'ring dust
Why will you grasp the fleeting smoke,
And not believe what God has spoke?
"Psalm 62" by Isaac Watts
I. MADRIGALE
Seed in your heart, warm dust transmuted
Gold, blooms in flakes of radiance
Arched in your face whereon my days,
Brinks of silence, glance.
"The Progress Of Œnia" by Allen Tate
Search Earth for riches all who will,
The gold that soils, that turns to dust--
Be mine the wealth no thief can steal,
The gold of God that can not rust.
"Riches" by Madison Julius Cawein
My eyes forgot the heavens’ blue,
To them the sun’s dust is not gold,
But I live just one substance through,
That’s to the amethyst’s planes owned.
"Amethysts" by Innokentii Fedorovich Annensky
"Time shall tread on his name
That was written for honour of old,
Who hath taken in change for fame
Dust, and silver, and shame,
Ashes, and iron, and gold."
"Perinde AC Cadaver" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Just this week, Tori Amos released a new album titled Gold Dust, but she's already quite deep into the work on her next project.
The official music video for the re-imagined song from Tori Amos 's upcoming album 'Gold Dust,' out October 2.
With a sprinkle of gold dust , for luck.
If you live in Sacramento, it's time to start tearing out the walls: these homeowners stumbled over roughly $300,000 in gold dust during a heater installation.
700,000 worth of gold dust has been reported missing from a Pfizer medical research lab in Missouri.
Pfizer Inc.'s medical research lab in St Louis County is missing $700,000 worth of gold dust , and police are trying to determine if it was lost or stolen.
700K of gold dust missing from Pfizer lab in Mo.
Pfizer Missing Gold Dust at Missouri Research Lab -Report.
Gold dust worth $700,000 missing from Pfizer research lab in Missouri.
Pfizer's gold dust vanishes in Missouri.
A cache of gold dust has gone missing from a Pfizer Inc laboratory in suburban St Louis, and police say they are investigating whether it was lost or stolen.
(AP) — Pfizer Inc.'s medical research lab in St Louis County is missing $700,000 worth of gold dust , and police are trying to determine if it was lost or stolen.
Gold dust missing from Pfizer lab.
Flickr, Smitha Murthy In the town of Chesterfield, Missouri, just outside of St Louis, $700,000 worth of gold dust has gone missing from a drug discovery lab .
700,000 worth of gold dust missing from Pfizer lab near St Louis.
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In science:

For a model with which we can compare our experimental results, we turn to classical Mie theory, which has found success in predicting the scattering and absorption of gold nanoparticles26 and metallic dust grains27 .
Polarized light emission from individual incandescent carbon nanotubes
To filter out dust microwave contribution cosmologists will have to understand its properties better and the corresponding research can be a gold mine for the ISM studies.
Microwave Emission by Dust: Mechanisms, Properties and Prospects for ISM Studies
The solid lines are a two-component fit incorporating both SZ and dust emission with a spectrum I (x) = Ax4 , corresponding to an effective dust temperature power law index of 2 (Gold et al. 2009).
Tentative Detection of Quasar Feedback from WMAP and SDSS Cross-Correlation
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