Книга: Smith Wilbur «Gold Mine»

Gold Mine

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'Big King was at the shaft station when they heard the water coming. It sounded like an express train in a tunnel, a dull bellow of irresistible power. The water was pushing the air from the drive ahead of it, so that a hurricane of wind came roaring from the mouth of the drive, blowing out a cloud of dust and loose rubbish.'Rod Ironsides, ambitious and hard-living mining expert, knows that the general managership of the Sonder Ditch gold mine is the chance of a lifetime. But the price of unquestioning obedience to the coldly obsessive genius of Dr Manfred Steyner proves impossible to pay. Both men are but unwitting tools of powerful people for whom the control of a gold mine is only part of the realization of dreams and ambitions which include the destruction of the very mine itself...

Издательство: "Pan Books" (2012)

ISBN: 978-1-4472-0836-5

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См. также в других словарях:

  • gold mine — Mine Mine, n. [F., fr. LL. mina. See {Mine}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. A subterranean cavity or passage; especially: (a) A pit or excavation in the earth, from which metallic ores, precious stones, coal, or other mineral substances are taken by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gold mine — Gold Gold (g[=o]ld), n. [AS. gold; akin to D. goud, OS. & G. gold, Icel. gull, Sw. & Dan. guld, Goth. gul[thorn], Russ. & OSlav. zlato; prob. akin to E. yellow. [root]49, 234. See {Yellow}, and cf. {Gild}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chem.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gold-mine — late 15c., from GOLD (Cf. gold) + MINE (Cf. mine) (n.). Figurative use by 1882 …   Etymology dictionary

  • gold mine — gold′ mine n. 1) min a mine yielding gold 2) a source of great wealth or profit 3) a copious source or reserve • Etymology: 1425–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • gold mine — n. 1. a mine from which gold ore is obtained 2. Informal a source of something very valuable or profitable …   English World dictionary

  • gold mine — ► NOUN 1) a place where gold is mined. 2) a source of great wealth or valuable resources …   English terms dictionary

  • gold mine — [n] very profitable venture bonanza, cash cow*, golden goose*, goose that laid the golden egg*, gravy train*, license to print money*, mother lode, source of supply, vein; concepts 334,537,572 …   New thesaurus

  • gold mine — 1. a mine yielding gold. 2. a source of great wealth or profit, or any desirable thing. 3. a copious source or reserve of something required: a gold mine of information about antiques. [1425 75; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • gold mine — noun a) A mine for gold ore or metal. South Africa has many goldmines. b) A very profitable economic venture. This oil deposit is a regular gold mine. We make more and more money every year! …   Wiktionary

  • gold mine —  A very profitable opportunity.  ► “While older folks may fret over long term care, life insurance companies are coming to see it as a potential gold mine.” (Euromoney, July 1995, p. 51) …   American business jargon

  • gold mine — noun 1. a good source of something that is desired • Syn: ↑goldmine • Hypernyms: ↑source 2. a mine where gold ore is found • Syn: ↑goldmine • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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