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lodes


lode [lohd] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a veinlike deposit, usually metalliferous. any body of ore set off from adjacent rock formations. a rich supply or source. British. a waterway or channel. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of lode before 900; Middle English; Old English lād way, course, carrying; cognate with Old Norse leith way, route, Old High German leita procession. See load, lade, lead1 Can be confusedload lode Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Related Words for lodes vein, strike, mine, reef, fissure, lead Examples from the Web for lodes Historical Examples of lodes

  • On the find of gold in the quartzes and the metal-veins and lodes.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, December 31, 1887

    Various

  • There are, however, reefs or lodes which are not persistent in depth.

    Getting Gold

    J. C. F. Johnson

  • I shall now treat of preliminary mining on lodes or “reefs.”

    Getting Gold

    J. C. F. Johnson

  • About 75,000 lodes have been discovered in Colorado, and numberless placers.

    The Crest of the Continent

    Ernest Ingersoll

  • I shall now treat of preliminary mining on lodes or “reefs.”

    Getting Gold

    J. C. F. Johnson

  • British Dictionary definitions for lodes lode noun a deposit of valuable ore occurring between definite limits in the surrounding rock; vein a deposit of metallic ore filling a fissure in the surrounding rock Word Origin for lode Old English lād course. Compare load Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for lodes lode n.

    original Middle English spelling of load (n.), and custodian of most of the original meaning of “way, course, carrying.” Differentiation in sense took place 16c. Mining sense of “vein of metal ore” is from c.1600, from notion of miners “following” it through the rock.

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper lodes in Science lode [lōd] A vein of mineral ore that is deposited between clearly demarcated layers of rock or that fills a fissure in a rock formation. The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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