Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A coin kept in the pocket and not spent, generally a coin that is not current.

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Examples

  • The famous long brass Gun ridiculously calld 'Queen Ann's pocket-piece,' was given to Elizabeth by the

    Letter 290

  • She was walking down Mount Street with Maria, and she let fall her purse, and nothing in it but a pocket-piece to save her gentility.

    The Ladies A Shining Constellation of Wit and Beauty

  • It is a pocket-piece for sudden occasion -- a keepsake to dote over -- a charm to spell-bind opposition, and

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • This prophecy of Noah is the _vade mecum_ of slaveholders, and they never venture abroad without it; it is a pocket-piece for sudden occasion, a keepsake to dote over, a charm to spell-bind opposition, and

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • It is a pocket-piece for sudden occasion -- a keepsake to dote over -- a charm to spell-bind opposition, and

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • This prophecy of Noah is the _vade mecum_ of slaveholders, and they never venture abroad without it; it is a pocket-piece for sudden occasion, a keepsake to dote over, a charm to spell-bind opposition, and

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • This prophecy of Noah is the _vade mecum_ of slaveholders, and they never venture abroad without it; it is a pocket-piece for sudden occasion, a keepsake to dote over, a charm to spell-bind opposition, and

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • This prophecy of Noah is the _vade mecum_ of slaveholders, and they never venture abroad without it; it is a pocket-piece for sudden occasion, a keepsake to dote over, a charm to spell-bind opposition, and

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • So lend me that pocket-piece of yours, and we will permit chance to settle the entire matter.

    The Cords of Vanity A Comedy of Shirking

  • How many a faithful pocket-piece has been pulled out by its disappointed owner and actually set wrong to make it agree with one of these rubicund old sinners?

    The Patient Observer And His Friends

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