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  • "Money, though obviously essential on occasion, usually had a bad effect on intelligence—for his part he had never touched a Brummagem farthing for his services—and money in such exorbitant, unnatural amounts might be very bad indeed, endangering all those who came into contact with it."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Reverse of the Medal, 22

    See also Brummagem groat.

    February 24, 2008