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Grubstake   Listen
Grubstake

noun
1.
Funds advanced to a prospector or to someone starting a business in return for a share of the profits.






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"Grubstake" Quotes from Famous Books



... down-canal from Marsport, that Kane found Pop. There is a small spaceport there—a boneyard, really—for buckets whose skippers can't pay the heavy tariff imposed by the big ramp. All the wrecks nest there while waiting hopefully for a payload or a grubstake. They have all of Solis Lacus for a landing field, and if they spill it doesn't matter much. The drifting red sands soon cover up the scattered shards of dural and the slow, lonely life of Yakki goes ...
— Turnover Point • Alfred Coppel



Words linked to "Grubstake" :   interest, fund, stake



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