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- noun obsolete A Portuguese gold coin formerly current, and variously estimated to be worth from three and one half to four and one half pounds sterling.
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- noun obsolete An old
Portuguese gold coin.
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Though these observations were made on shore with great care, so that I never stirred the instrument when once set till the end of my observations, I am satisfied there must be some error; because the great heat cracked the plate of ivory in the middle, so that there remained a great cleft as thick as a _gold portague_.
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