What does the word lode mean?

Usage examples for lode

  1. Quartz is a rock that helps form a lode where the gold is carried, first, before it's crumbled out by the weather and is washed down with gravel and sand to make the placer beds. – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  2. But this lode- star was not to be. – James Pethel by Max Beerbohm
  3. The reader will perceive that all hope is gone here of deciding whether Herbert could have written Tennyson's poems, or whether Tennyson could have dug as much money out of the Heliogabalus Lode as Herbert did. – Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 23, 2009