fossick [fos-ik] Australian
verb (used without object)
1. Mining. to undermine another's digging; search for waste gold in relinquished workings, washing places, etc.
2. to search for any object by which to make gain: to fossick for clients.
verb (used with object)
3. to hunt; seek; ferret out.
Origin: 1850-55; compare dial. fossick troublesome person, fussick to bustle about, apparently fuss + -ick, variant of -ock
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