from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A trial or experimental coin, not intended for circulation.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
So I took a six-gore skirt from a pattern I had NOT lost the pieces from McCalls 3036, which I don't have a link to right now, did some rudimentary math and some pattern-piece surgery, and put together the skirt.
Our lanthorn gleamed defiance to that brag of night eternal, that pattern-piece of the last triumph of the oldest enemy of man -- Blackness the Rider, who is older than the hoary star.