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Bahama money, Bahamacurrency

n., Obs. a system of pounds and pence used in the 18th and 19th centuries, worth roughly half the value of sterling: 1788 A Spanish dollar is worth 1055 bits, or 4 sh. 8 d. sterling—or 7 sh. 10½ pence Bahamamoney (Schoepf 296). 1817 The news that America had declared war against Great Britain alarmed us and in a short time flour rose to 25 dollars per barrel... Bahamacurrency (Dowson 56). cf. CURRENCY

Tags: currency, noun, noun phrase

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Last update: 2011-12-30 13:17
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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