from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A customary duty formerly paid to tithingmen for liberty to dig in the English tin-mines.


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  • A ragged old woman, going round to the other side of the carriage, bawled out, in the old peer's hearing, "Please you, my lord, just chuck _one_ tin-penny out of your coach, and I'll answer it will trait _all your friends_ in Athlone."

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