black gold


Examples of black gold in a Sentence

After months of drilling, they finally hit black gold.
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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of black gold was in 1910

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“Black gold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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