One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The excitement associated with the urge to search for gold in recently discovered goldfields.‘new settlers moved to town as gold fever swept the country’
- ‘Two decades of gold fever ensued, and coal mining lay dormant until its resurgence in 1904.’
- ‘Perhaps he was just caught up in the general gold fever that recurred at various times all through the 19th century and climaxed in the 96-98 rush.’
- ‘Some were looking for work that mattered, but as the Gold Rush escalated into Gold Fever, more and more were looking for their big score.’
- ‘Overseas prospecting companies already have satellite data on the location of India's gold reserves and these look tempting enough to start a gold fever.’
- ‘At the time of the gold fever of 1850, he went to California and was engaged in mining for fifteen years.’
- ‘After rounding Cape Horn, he lost most of his crew to gold fever in Valparaiso, Chile, where the venture ended.’
- ‘Kohrs, a German immigrant whose gold fever had led him to California and Canada, arrived in Montana in 1862.’
- ‘By the 1850s, once the first flush of gold fever was over, a number of the immigrants turned to grape-growing and wine-making as a more reliable source of income.’
- ‘His governorship of Hispaniola was the low point, an outburst of gold fever accompanied by the enslavement and slaughter of the native people.’
- ‘The last time gold fever hit Scotland was in 1868, when gold reserves were discovered at Kildonan in Sutherland.’
- ‘As what usually happened to many young men of that era in the West, he caught gold fever and went to work in a gold mine.’
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