Pay Cerps

Pay Cerps

. A staff corps in the United States navy, consisting of pay directors, pay inspectors, paymasters, passed assistant paymasters, and assistant paymasters, having relative rank from captain to ensign, respectively.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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Pay dirt

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Pay rock

, etc. } 1. (Mining) Earth, rock, etc., which yields a profit to the miner. [Western U. S.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. a discovery, especially after an exploratory process, which yields a profit or sought-after benefit; -- used especially in the phrase "to hit pay dirt".
[PJC]

 

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