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Friday, November 26, 2010

bonanza

\buh-NAN-zuh\ , Noun;
1.
A source of great and sudden wealth or luck.
2.
A rich mass of ore, as found in mining.
Quotes:
The writers' strike a couple years ago was a bonanza for reality TV shows new and old.
-- Carole Nelson Douglas, Cat in a Topaz Tango: A Midnight Louie Mystery
The message from this is that there is no bonanza in the current U.S. market environment for Australian grinding meat suppliers.
-- Jon Condon, "Aussie dollar sees seismic shifts in grinding beef," Stock and Land.
Origin:
Bonanza originates in American mining, from the Spanish bonanza, "a rich lode."
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