lode lode  /ˈloʊd/


  • (n) a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks


  1. Combine that with the ready lode of oxygen-rich ilmenite, and youve got a prime spot for a future moon base.
  2. Beneath the artifacts of camp and cape, they located a rich lode of myth.
  3. In a Winnebago outside, GOP operatives orchestrated the ranks up to the 19th floor, hoping to halt the tally of the largest potential lode of Gore votes.


  1. Stars shine in Foothill Finale

    It appeared the first-ever Mother Lode League girls’ soccer all-star game was in the booksTuesday night, with the North team walking off Dorroh Field victorious 2-1 after a grueling 90-minute battle. However, the soccer gods were kind to the South team, comprised of All-League selections from Calaveras, Bret Harte and Summerville, and the referee gave them another opportunity due to a blown call ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Union Democrat

  2. 2013 Senior Expo

    Sonora, CA -- Members of the community filed into the Mother Lode Fairgrounds today for the 2013 Senior Expo. The event is hosted by the Tuolumne County Commission on Aging and Sierra Senior
    on June 13, 2013     Source: MyMotherLode.com

  3. Is Mother Lode's appeal dwindling?

    SAN ANDREAS - The population of the Mother Lode continued to shrink the past two years, according to recently released state and federal estimates.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Stockton Record

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  1. "Conservatives have been looking for leadership, and she has proven that she can electrify the grass roots like few people have in the last 20 years," Mr. Bozell said. "No matter what she decides to do, there will be a small mother lode of...
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Brent Bozell Source: New York Times

  2. Ms. Mirren said of her nomination: "It's the mother lode. It's the big mama of the whole thing. There's nothing in the whole world like the Oscars."
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: Helen Mirren Source: New York Times

  3. "I struck the mother lode of patriotism or nationalism or whatever you want to call it," said Jim Gilchrist, a Vietnam veteran and retired CPA who co-founded the Minuteman Project 10 months ago. "That common nerve that was bothering a lot of...
    on Jul 17, 2005 By: Jim Gilchrist Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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