a.1.Pertaining to the Pactolus, a river in ancient Lydia famous for its golden sands.
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The "prosperity" of 1918-28 has been described as a Pactolian flood of gold, flowing down incessantly, securing million dollar gate-receipts to pugilists and royal incomes to movie-queens, apparently unexhaustible, but ending as abruptly as it began.