[fos-ik] /ˈfɒs ɪk/ Australian

verb (used without object)
Mining. to undermine another’s digging; search for waste gold in relinquished workings, washing places, etc.
to search for any object by which to make gain:
to fossick for clients.
verb (used with object)
to hunt; seek; ferret out.
verb (Austral & NZ)
(intransitive) to search for gold or precious stones in abandoned workings, rivers, etc
to rummage or search for (something)


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