Definitions

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  • n. A seal; a coining die.
  • n. The silver currency of the Mogul emperors, or the Indian rupee of 192 grains.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A seal; a coining die; -- used adjectively to designate the silver currency of the Mogul emperors, or the Indian rupee of 192 grains.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Newly coined: said of the rupee in India.

Etymologies

Arabic (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • How our watery sacs constantly adjust valves to keep us one step shy of liquid or sicca again sayonara

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  • Masson, vol. I, p. 359, claims that Shikarpur "has or had the privilege of coining; and the rupee is a very good one, nearly or quite equal to the sicca rupee if India."

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  • Ulcerata crura, sitis ipsis adest immodica, pallidi, lingua sicca.

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  • Da verbenam in potu et non erigetur virga sex diebus; utere mentha sicca cum aceto, genitalia illinita succo hyoscyami aid cicutae, coitus appelitum sedant, &c.

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  • Ad generum Cereris sine caede et sanguine pauci descendunt reges, et sicca morte tyranni.

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  • Ab Hebron incipit vallis Mambræ, quæ protenditur ferè vsque Ierusalem: haud remotè ad Hebron est mons Mambre, et in ipso monte arbor quercus aridæ quæ pro antiquitate sui, speciale sibi nomen meruit in mundo vniuerso, vt vocetur arbor sicca:

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  • Ab Hebron incipit vallis Mambr�, qu� protenditur fer� vsque Ierusalem: haud remot� ad Hebron est mons Mambre, et in ipso monte arbor quercus arid� qu� pro antiquitate sui, speciale sibi nomen meruit in mundo vniuerso, vt vocetur arbor sicca:

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  • The condition had been diagnosed as kerato conjunctivitis sicca which dries up the tear glands.

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