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gold dust

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1. (Mining & Quarrying) gold in the form of small particles or powder, as found in placer-mining
2. a valuable or rare thing: tickets for this match are gold dust.
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Noun1.gold dust - the particles and flakes (and sometimes small nuggets) of gold obtained in placer mininggold dust - the particles and flakes (and sometimes small nuggets) of gold obtained in placer mining
atomic number 79, Au, gold - a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia
Translations

gold dust

npolvere f d'oro
good jobs are like gold dust these days → un buon lavoro è una rarità al giorno d'oggi
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CUTLINE: (1) Re-enacting the role of a Confederate soldier at the Battle of Murdock Farm, Dustin Rhodes of Shirley cleans his musket barrel with boiling water in preparation for a mock battle with Union forces.