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- noun A piece or part which passes over the head, as in a bridle.
- noun A coin [In sense (b) properly
crown piece.] See crown, 19.
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- noun The
headstallof a horse's bridle.
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In the afternoon, however, they were joined by some players who were performing in the town; and from one of those he learned that the two strangers were from Ireland -- He who gave him the crownpiece being a gentleman of the name of Comerford, a merchant -- he who gave him his blessing, a Mr.
That crownpiece John had put into the hands of his mother, to keep.
The other gave him a crownpiece, and desired him to keep it for his sake.
Page 316 musket in hand until it was shattered by one of Alexander's shells, and with the fragments was Alexander Webb's crownpiece.
When William Herschel landed at Dover he had in his pocket a single crownpiece, and his luggage consisted of the clothes he wore, and a violin.
To the extent of such a trifling loan as a crownpiece to a man of your talents, I look upon Mr Pecksniff as certain; 'and seeing at this juncture that the expression of Mr
Beaufort grew deadly pale as he bent over the crownpiece, and seemed scarcely to have courage to look his friend in his face.
There was no blood oozing from them, but a circle about the size of a crownpiece of dark red surrounded them, gradually melting into blue at the outer rim, which again became fainter and fainter, until it disappeared in the natural colour of the skin.
To the extent of such a trifling loan as a crownpiece to a man of your talents, I look upon Mr Pecksniff as certain;’ and seeing at this juncture that the expression of Mr
I am not such a miserable merry-andrew by nature, and yet, by circumstances, wherever Bel is concerned I am ever the very crownpiece of folly! "