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- n. A silver coin formerly used in Holland and other Dutch-speaking territories.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A silver coin of several countries of Europe, and of different values.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The English name of the ducatone, a silver coin (also called giustina), formerly current in the republic of Venice, and containing nearly 398 grains of fine silver, equal to 0.965 of the United States silver dollar.
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Besides, a better word for the chaperon, throwing her elbows and swinging her dog coffin of a purse, may have been 'ducatoon.
" At least 'ducatoon" was evocative of her waddle and her squawky aggravation.
At this time paper was at 28 per cent discount: there is likewise a difference in the value of the ducatoon which at Batavia is 80 stivers and in Holland only 63 stivers: this occasions a loss of 21 1/4 per cent on remittance of money.
A milled ducatoon is worth eighty stivers; but an unmilled ducatoon is worth no more than seventy-two.
A common punishment costs the master a rix-dollar, and a severe one a ducatoon, about six shillings and eight-pence.
However, after much trouble and expence, by employing some of the meanest and lowest scoundrels in the place (who, to use the phrase of the person who recommended this method to me, would, for a ducatoon, cut their master's throat, burn the house over his head, and bury him and the whole family in the ashes), I recovered them all but the two ewes.
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The character given of the fellows to whom the captain was obliged to have recourse, by the person who recommended their being applied to, was, that for a ducatoon they would cut their master's throat, burn the house over his head, and bury him and the whole family in the ashes.
The character given of the fellows to whom the captain was obliged to have recourse, by the person who recommended their being applied to, was, that for a ducatoon they would cut their master’s throat, burn the house over his head, and bury him and the whole family in the ashes.
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