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  • n. Obsolete spelling of pawn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See pawn.


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  • On the door of a staircase leading up to a "pawne" or covered walk on the south side of the building there had been set up the arms and crest of

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  • Those who had formerly kept shop in the upper "pawne" of the Royal Exchange were at the same time permitted to erect sheds under certain conditions. (

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  • I will pawne for thee: but what pledge can you deliver in to make up the rest?

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  • Dooest thou thinke, that I will suffer thee to pawne my gowne, and other poore garments, as heeretofore thou hast done?

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  • To pacifie her Husband, offended that shee did not lend the Priest the Morter without a pawne: she sent him backe his Cloake againe, albeit greatly against her will.

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  • Merchandises then hee brought before: made the meanes to borrow a great summe of Money of her, leaving her so base a pawne, as well requited her for her former cozenage.

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  • Take this Morter and Pestell, beare them home to Belcolore, and tell her: Sir Simon sends them home with thankes, they having sufficiently served his turne, and desire her likewise, to send me my Cloake, which the Boy left as a pledge for better remembrance, and because she would not lend it without a pawne.

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  • Is not Sir Simon our especiall friend, and cannot he be pleasured without a pawne?

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  • Up and downe he runnes, one while this way, then againe another, exclaiming on his disastrous Fate, like a man enraged, or bereft of senses: for he had not one peny of mony neither pawne or pledge, wherewith to procure any.

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  • And for her Friends further security, hee would pawne him all the goods in his Magazine, entering them downe in the name of the party, who lent the money.

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