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winning

money, prizes, or valuables won, esp in gambling

winning

[′win·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
A new mine opening.
The portion of a coal field laid out for working.
Mining.
References in classic literature ?
I said very seriously, "Yes," and then added: "Possibly my certainty about winning may seem to you ridiculous; yet, pray leave me in peace.
For example, I noticed that nothing was more common than for another's hand to stretch out and grab one's winnings whenever one had won.
At last, when ascending to my own room, I succeeded in handing Polina her winnings, and told her that, next time, I should not play for her.
Nonetheless she insisted that I ought to go halves with her in the day's winnings, and offered me 800 gulden on condition that henceforth, I gambled only on those terms; but I refused to do so, once and for all--stating, as my reason, that I found myself unable to play on behalf of any one else, "I am not unwilling so to do," I added, "but in all probability I should lose.
Fine putting enabled Gossett to do the sixteenth hole in twelve, and when, winning the seventeenth in nine, he brought his score level with Archibald's the match seemed over.
I can easily conceive that you might act in a way to loosen the tie she feels towards you--it must be remembered that she is only conditionally bound to you--and that in that case, another man, who may flatter himself that he has a hold on her regard, might succeed in winning that firm place in her love as well as respect which you had let slip.
Gahan of Gathol was not easily to be discouraged, but he was compelled to admit that his chances of winning the love of Tara of Helium were remote.
Quilp, I have dreamed, three nights, of winning the same large sum, I never could dream that dream before, though I have often tried.
My winnings would have been from them, my winnings would have been bestowed to the last farthing on a young sinless child whose life they would have sweetened and made happy.
Secondly, by winning to himself all the gentlemen of Rome, so as to be able to curb the Pope with their aid, as has been observed.
The USC football team lost not one but two chances to win the national championship, Kennedy High won its eighth City Section baseball title after winning back-to-back games against national powers.
By using mathematical tools originally developed for calculating properties of physical systems, Friedman and Landsberg show that the exact location of winning and losing cookies in Chomp varies unpredictably with small changes in the size of the initial array.