from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A nickel coin used in the Netherlands and worth 1/20 of a guilder.
- noun Something of small value.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A small coin formerly current in Holland and in the Dutch colonies: in Dutch called
- noun A copper coin formerly current in the Dutch colonies.
- noun Hence Any very small coin, or coin of little value.
- noun An inhabitant of the stews; a harlot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A Dutch coin, and money of account, of the value of two cents, or about one penny sterling; hence, figuratively, anything of little worth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun historical A small
Dutchcoin worth one twentieth of a guilder.
- noun Anything of small
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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 A stiver is a Dutch coin equal to 1/20 of a guilder.
Six white beads of wampum to the stiver was the rate established by authority in 1673.] _26th, Tuesday.
“I was plundered of every stiver when they took me — it shall avail thee much.”
I could not prevail on them to accept one stiver, doit, or maravedi, for the trouble and expenses of my sick bed.
Well, as he was a-going to depart this bachelor life, he did what every man in such suckmstances ought to do; he made his will, — that is, he made a dispasition of his property, and wrote letters to his creditors telling them of his lucky chance; and that after his marridge he would sutnly pay them every stiver.
‘Well, you tell Holdaway that I’m aground, not a stiver — not a stiver.
He said he had not a stiver, but he was drunk enough.
Mr. Whip Vigil, on the other hand, declared on the part of Government that the bridge was wholly unnecessary; that if it were built it ought to be pulled down again; and that not a stiver could be given out of the public purse with such an object.
'Not a stiver, mon garçon - which means, my lad: get up, and we'll take a turn through the mill before the hands come in, and
Doones indeed they were, about which you of course know best — took every stiver out of the carriage: wet or dry they took it.