Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coin, generally of unusual shape and rude workmanship, issued in a town or castle during a siege, when the operations of the ordinary mints are suspended.

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Examples

  • Shot and shell struck the engine, the iron penthouse roof over the siege-piece, the flat car, the bridge itself.

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