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  • n. Plural form of pistareen.

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Examples

  • “Without a coinage,” he wrote, “or unless a stop can be put to the cutting and clipping of money, our dollars, pistareens, &c., will be converted, as Teague says, into five quarters.”

    The True George Washington

  • Especially were there still seen Spanish dollars, halves, quarters, fifths or pistareens, and eighths -- the last being the Spanish "real," "ryall," or

    History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)

  • Beside the ninepences and fourpence-ha'-pennies, there were bits and half-bits, pistareens, picayunes, and fips.

    The Critical Period of American History

  • One by one, the herb-doctor picked them up, and, examining them, said: "these are not quarters, these are pistareens; and clipped, and sweated, at that."

    The Confidence-Man

  • "These are not quarters, these are pistareens; and clipped, and sweated, at that."

    The Confidence-Man

  • They only go for pistareens, though, where they are known.

    Wreaths of Friendship A Gift for the Young

  • Page view page image: their bellies, corpulent with pieces of eight, or venerable doubloons; and chests, wedged close with moidores, ducats, and pistareens, yawned before his ravished eyes, and vomited forth their glittering contents.

    Tales of a Traveller

  • At every stroke of the spade he laid bare a golden ingot; diamond crosses sparkled out of the dust; bags of money turned up their bellies, corpulent with pieces of eight, or venerable doubloons; and chests, wedged close with moidores, ducats, and pistareens, yawned before his ravished eyes, and vomited forth their glittering contents.

    Tales of a Traveller

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