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  • n. a small silver coin

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small silver coin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old standard of value in silver; a piece of silver money; in the passage cited from the Bible, either a shekel or a half-shekel.
  • n. The tarpon, Tarpon atlanticus, a large silvery game-fish of the Atlantic coast of America, known from Long Island to Brazil, and common on the southeastern coast of the United States. Also silver-fish.


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  • Slightly higher sandy areas are covered by shrub thicket characterized by wax myrtle, silverling, red cedar, yaupon and Hercules 'club.

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  • But "crusions" are golden carp, and when I was a child the Devonshire fishermen used to call the long white fish with argent stripes (whose proper name, I think, is the launce) a silverling.

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  • The vineyard had a thousand vines probably; a vine at a silverling (Isa 7: 23), referring to this passage.

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  • Then they would sleep, again awaking at day-dawn when they would arise and seek for spoil, according to their custom, and ransack the heaps where at times they would hit upon a silverling of five dirhams and at other times a piece of four; and at eventide they would meet to spend together the dark hours, and they would expend everything they came by every day.

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  • The Minister took the ducat and leaving his lord went up to her and placed it in her palm; and, when she closed her fingers thereupon, she felt that the coin was bigger than a copper or a silverling, so she looked thereat and saw that it was of gold.

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  • Common Name: Groundsel tree; Salt marsh elder; Sea myrtle, groundsel bush, consumption weed, cotton-seed tree, groundsel tree or silverling, Eastern Baccharis,

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  • They are known by the common names salt bush, groundsel bush, silverling and sea myrtle.

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