moose pasture

moose pasture

n
informal Canadian land considered to be worthless, esp when lacking in extractable mineral deposits
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moose′ pas`ture


n.
Canadian Slang. a worthless mining claim.
[1895–1900]
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References in classic literature ?
I shot it out of the pack in a moose pasture over 'on Little Stick.
A Smart Car, at least in my humble opinion, leaves a person really ill equipped to handle what goes on in the moose pasture that is the Cariboo highway.
Here in this five-star moose pasture where hunters and prospectors have tramped the rocky ridges of the Canadian Shield for decades is one of the hottest new places for diamond exploration in Canada.
As an example, you borrow 1,000 shares of Consolidated Moose Pasture for $10 each.
The Nisling valley on the other hand is like a moose pasture -- so much grows there -- and it's on the edge of traditional lands."