Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of doubloon.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • By hunting through his things, I found a written paper in the drawer of his table, with fifty pieces of Spanish gold of the kind they call doubloons, worth about five thousand francs; and in a little sealed box ten thousand francs worth of diamonds.

    La Grand Breteche

  • No one knew his name; and what made him more mysterious was that, although he spoke English, he paid for everything in Spanish doubloons half a century old!

    Boycotted And Other Stories

  • Mardi Gras coins, better known as doubloons, in the colors of purple, green, and gold lend to the party atmosphere and fun when splattered round the punch bowl, cake table, and the usual food dishes.

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  • I always thought they should be called "doubloons" instead of "toonies," but I guess that's too complicated.

    Rhyming

  • It seems that an old bookworm who has a book and curio shop in Baltimore discovered between the leaves of a very old Spanish manuscript a letter written in 1550 detailing the adventures of a crew of mutineers of a Spanish galleon bound from Spain to South America with a vast treasure of "doubloons" and "pieces of eight," I suppose, for they certainly sound weird and piraty.

    Tarzan of the Apes

  • Baltimore discovered between the leaves of a very old Spanish manuscript a letter written in 1550 detailing the adventures of a crew of mutineers of a Spanish galleon bound from Spain to South America with a vast treasure of "doubloons" and "pieces of eight," I suppose, for they certainly sound weird and piraty.

    Tarzan of the Apes

  • Public monte and faro leave them a few "doubloons" yet.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas A Franco-Californian Romance

  • It is done in the spirit of fun like the doubloons of Mardi Gras, the silver coins minted every year for the various krewes to be thrown from their floats during parades.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Now if you excuse us, we have a chest of Spanish doubloons that we need to bury somewhere.

    HUFFPOST HILL - Market Has A Cry

  • One guy throws in gold doubloons, booty acquired off the Malaysian coast; another a pair of ivory lion ornaments from Sri Lanka, goods stolen from a now long-defunct ruling family.

    Head in a Box

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  • Ah. Thanks.

    July 30, 2007

  • Don't know. This is really BetaRish's comment placed as a comment under one of his lists, and therefore out of the loop, as it were, for say, random word, word search, etc. Tryin' to get BR to put his comments under the word, rather than in his list comments.

    July 30, 2007

  • That sounds like the results of a survey, oroboros. Is it?

    July 30, 2007

  • 80% of people under the age of 25 working in advertising agencies in London don't know what these are.

    July 29, 2007