fos•sickPronunciation: (fos'ik), [key] Chiefly Australian.
to undermine another's digging; search for waste gold in relinquished workings, washing places, etc.
to search for any object by which to make gain: to fossick for clients.
to hunt; seek; ferret out.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.