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gold rush



  1. a large-scale migration of people to a territory where gold has been found

Example Sentences Including 'gold rush'

Despite the conditions given in detail by The Times in 1854, the Australian gold rush proved a pivotal era in the nation's history.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Historian Jan Wegner said the listing was important for preserving Queensland gold rush history.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
In Parktown the new aristocracy who had grown up out of the gold rush had flamboyantly recreated a European lifestyle.
Martin, Joy The Image of Laura
In no time at all they had staked out our territory with a zeal worthy of prospectors in a gold rush.
Secombe, Fred Goodbye Curate
Mr. Leigh says it is too early to tell what businesses will survive the online music" gold rush.
canada.com (2004)
Not until the gold rush twenty years later was so volatile a group assembled in America at such short notice.
Brian Thompson DEVASTATING EDEN: The Search for Utopia in America (2004)
Once it seemed that the wisest of the lot were the people who supplied the picks and shovels during the dotcom gold rush.
Business Today (2001)
The huge potential of genetic testing has created a " gold rush " to develop better, faster, cheaper systems.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
`They have heard about the gold rush and their directions led them here.
Keene, Carolyn The Secret of the Forgotten City


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