Mindful writing — the art of paying attention
Is "fossick" colloquial? Can't find it in the dictionary! I see your scene at 6 AM, Rosemary, and I'm captivated.
Well, good heavens, I hadn't realised, but yes it is colloquial. (I bet you got the meaning anyway.)fos·sick (fsk)v. fos·sicked, fos·sick·ing, fos·sicks Australianv.intr.1. To search for gold, especially by reworking washings or waste piles.2. To rummage or search around, especially for a possible profit.v.tr.To search for by or as if by rummaging.[English dialectal, to find out, dig up.]fossick·er n.