klondiker

klondiker

(ˈklɒnˌdaɪkə) or

klondyker

n
(Nautical Terms) Brit an East European factory ship
[C20: from the gold miners who took part in the 19th-century gold rush to the Klondike]
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Then, when our ammunition was gone and the Klondiker, still somewhat sober, began to babble again of Milly, Kraft whispered into his ear such a polite, barbed insult relating to people who were miserly with their funds, that the miner crashed down handful after handful of silver and notes, calling for all the fluids in the world to drown the imputation.
Dowsett, of sterner mould than the others, began to divine that the Klondiker was playing.
Even the visibility of the city's sex trade belied the more prosaic reality that "the residents of Dawson's demimonde were even more multi-ethnic, hard-working, and poor than the average Klondiker.
In April 1995, Birke Stonefish was drinking in the bar at the Klondiker Hotel in west Edmonton.
In describing the map, Lennard says that the route was first used by Klondikers in 1897.
Now and then the subject arises of whether Hanagan should seek a 'bigger job' to enrich his career, should head south to make his fortune as the Klondikers headed west, but the discussion never lasts long.
Eagle was founded by a ragtag bunch of Klondikers from across the Canadian border in Dawson with names like Old Man Martin and One Thumb Jack.
But most Klondikers could only afford passage from Seattle to Skagway and Dyea, in southeast Alaska, where they would hike 33 miles to Bennett Lake, and finally, float up the Yukon River to their destination, 550 miles away.
By a combination of canoe, ferry, train, bus and foot she completed the marathon trek from Seattle where the gold rush began in 1897 in the United States to the famous frontier town of Dawson City in the Canadian Yukon where thousands of prospectors searched for riches, visiting the town of Skagway where the original Klondikers landed.
A Yukon prospector, Joe Boyle, arranged the trip for the ambitious Klondikers.
Legend of the Seas carried us in considerably more comfort than the ships which took the Klondikers.
From here, Klondikers would head to Dawson City on either the Chilkoot or White Pass trails.