Part of speech: noun

A lump, as of precious metal.

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Usage examples "nugget":

  1. After the tricks you played on that villain your life would not be worth the smallest nugget in those sacks if you stayed here. - "The Shagganappi", E. Pauline Johnson.
  2. If he had been able to put it with the money from his nugget and revolvers it would at least have taken him to Denver. - "The Eagle's Heart", Hamlin Garland.
  3. To him the days were as precious mines, and every minute a nugget. - "The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch", Talbot Baines Reed.