Forty-niner
Forty-niner For`ty-nin"er, n. One the miners who took part in the California gold rush in 1849; an argonaut. [Colloq., U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • forty-niner — ☆ forty niner [fôrt΄ē nīn′ər ] n. a person who went to California in the gold rush of 1849 …   English World dictionary

  • forty-niner — noun Date: 1853 one taking part in the rush to California for gold in 1849 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forty-niner — /fawr tee nuy neuhr/, n. a person, esp. a prospector, who went to California in 1849 during the gold rush. [1850 55, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • forty-niner — noun A miner who took part in the California gold rush of 1849 …   Wiktionary

  • Forty-niner — участник «золотой лихорадки» 1849 года …   Словарь топонимов США

  • forty-niner —  (No cap.) Participant in the 1849 California gold rush.  The San Francisco football team is the 49ers (no apos.) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • forty-niner — noun a seeker for gold in the California gold rush of 1849 …   English new terms dictionary

  • forty-niner — for•ty nin•er [[t]ˌfɔr tiˈnaɪ nər[/t]] n. amh. a person participating in the California gold rush in 1849 • Etymology: 1850–55, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • forty-niner — noun a miner who took part in the California gold rush in 1849 • Hypernyms: ↑gold miner, ↑gold digger, ↑gold panner …   Useful english dictionary

  • Forty Niner (horse) — Thoroughbred racehorse infobox horsename = Forty Niner sire = Mr. Prospector grandsire = Raise a Native dam = File damsire = Tom Rolfe sex = Stallion foaled = 1985 country = United States flagicon|USA colour = Chestnut breeder = Claiborne Farm… …   Wikipedia

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