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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NUGGET

Keith's smile broadened as he was handed this nugget of wisdom.

I bought a copy of the "Nugget" and went into the Sourdough Restaurant to read it.

The sheriff burst in the door with Nugget McDermott close behind.

That nugget of information was the stuff from which Survey reports were made.

In a moment all were crowded around him, eagerly examining the nugget.

Wal, I reckon I'd like tew have a look at that nugget an' map.

"Reckon you're right 'bout th' map an' nugget," admitted Ham reluctantly.

Was there a nugget 261 of forgotten gold in his cosmos, and had she discovered it?

"I'd like to pick up a nugget," he said, but Harold was not interested.

To him the days were as precious mines, and every minute a nugget.

WORD ORIGIN

1852, "lump of gold," probably from southwestern England dialectal nug "lump," of unknown origin [OED]. Another theory is that it is from a misdivision of an ingot. Transferred sense is from 1859.

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