nugget


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nugget

A regional term for amphetamine.
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"I've been travelling toward the nugget right along--"
"Now, Sarah," her towering giant of a husband begged, "I just got to mention her or I can't tell about the nugget.--It was one night when I was taking a locomotive--no train--down to Amato, about thirty miles from Quito.
When I got home, Paloma put a fat nugget of gold into my hand, which Vahna had sent him for.
'I'll show you where my brother got the nugget, if you don't go.' 'Too late,' said I.
'If you stay, I'll show you the biggest nugget that is the father of all other nuggets.' 'How big?' I asked.
"'No; for the nugget. What of Aunt Eliza's farm I was rich enough to quit railroading, but not rich enough to turn my back on big money--and I just couldn't help believing them two women.
'Stop your fooling and tell me where that nugget is.' 'It's nearer to you right now than I'll ever get,' she answered, her big eyes going sudden wistful.
"When I come to, there was Vahna spread-eagled on top of the nugget, and the old fellow with a beak jabbering away solemnly as if going through some sort of religious exercises.
Well, I just sat there looking at the chip in the moonlight, and turning it over and over and figuring what it was and where it'd come from, when all of a sudden there was a snap inside my head as if something had broken, and then I could see Vahna spread-eagled on that big nugget and the old fellow with the beak waving the stone knife, and .
"And I ain't been able to figure out how to get back that big nugget. Sarah's got money of her own, and she won't let go a penny--"
"Of course they never carried that monster nugget up there.
I was standing before an exhibit of facsimiles of the record nuggets which had been discovered in the goldfields of the Antipodes.