placer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n placer an alluvial deposit that contains particles of some valuable mineral
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Placer A deposit of earth, sand, or gravel, containing valuable mineral in particles, especially by the side of a river, or in the bed of a mountain torrent.
    • n Placer One who places or sets.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n placer One who places, locates, or sets.
    • n placer In minning, a place where the superficial detritus is washed for gold or other valuable minerals: a word formerly in common use in California, but now nearly obsolete. Placer-minining has hardly auy other meaning in English than that of gold-washing, but it is not used in speaking of washing for gold by the hydraulic method. Washing for tin—a kind of mining not carried on in the United States—is called streaming.
    • n placer In ceramics, a workman in a pottery who places the unburned ware in the saggars and arranges the saggars in the kiln.
    • placer In mining, to mine by the hydraulic process; wash out (gold) from a bank by a stream of water.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Placer plas′er a place where the superficial detritus is washed for gold, &c.: hence any place holding treasures.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

It was placer mining.
"Panther Eye" by Roy J. Snell
Bob Hampton of Placer.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
Then Murieta took seventy men and rode back to make his final raid on the placer camps.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
Did do a little placer working in the San Jacinto.
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Eugene P. Lyle, Jr. Bob Hampton of Placer .
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
Most of them broke to the placer ground.
"The Plunderer" by Roy Norton
This is a slow process, but in rich placers may be profitable.
"Hittel on Gold Mines and Mining" by John S. Hittell
At least I've got color in a placer up at the head waters, and to-morrow I go out to work it for all it's worth.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Both placer and quartz locations were made and a brisk "camp" was built the next summer.
"Alaska Days with John Muir" by Samual Hall Young
We should be stopped from manufacturing by the great productivity of labor in placer mining.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
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In poetry:

Note, al incorporarme,
Humeda la almohada,
Y por primera vez senti, al notarlo,
De un amargo placer henchirse el alma.
"Rimas LXVIII" by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

In news:

Placer No 13 In Max Preps Pre-Season Top 25.
Placer holds foe to 8 points.
Sales tax and food trucks and homecoming at Placer High.
Twelve Bridges is part of a snake zone that extends across the foothills of Placer, Sacramento and El Dorado counties.
24 Placer County foster youth set to age out of system.
Placer County's NorCal Runners 16U AAU basketball to hold tryouts.
The Robbers Fire continues to burn for a sixth day Monday in Placer County, but Cal Fire crews were able to get additional containment.
Paul Joiner, Peter Gilbert and Spencer Short are the winning candidates for three seats on the Lincoln City Council, according to the official election summary from the Placer County Elections Office released Nov 21.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn JournalThe Placer High School valedictorians give their speeches adding a whimsical message.
He is being held at the Placer County Juvenile Hall in Auburn.
As a retired Placer County Supervisor who represented Auburn, I have closely followed?Measure A.
Placer County farmers are showing off their best produce this week for PlacerGROWN Week.
Placer HeraldMark Janzen, a licensed contractor and owner of Mark's Handyman Services, installs a new door at a client's home in Roseville.
Placer HeraldMark Janzen has more than 35 years of experience as a contractor.
Roads were closed in Placer County.
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In science:

Skapa en karta som visar de fasta sensorernas placering inom angivet omr åde.
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