Definition of Piefort

1. an unusually thick coin [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piefort

piedmont fracture
piedmontite
piedmontites
piedmonts
piedness
piedouche
piedouches
piedra nostras
pieds-a-terre
pieds terminaux
piedstall
pieface
piefaced
piefight
piefort (current term)
pieforts
piehole
pieholes
pieing
pieings
pieless
pielike
piem
piemaker
piemakers
piemaking
pieman
piemen
piemontite

Literary usage of Piefort

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1. Publications by Scottish History Society, Dorset Record Society (1894)
"221) that the Patacón or Patagón was the name ¡n Brabant and Portugal for the silver dollar—' the word signifies the same as piefort, a heavy foot, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Numismatic Names, Their Official and Popular Designations by Albert Romer Frey (1917)
"piefort, or more properly, Piedfort, means literally any coin struck on an unusually thick planchet as a trial piece or essay. The designation is applied ..."

3. Paris and Northern France: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1872)
"piefort, Galerie Vivienne 38, 40. Geissler, Rue Chausse'e d'Antin 64; repairs undertaken. "Wines, see p. 10. Those who desire to despatch their purchases at ..."

4. Women and Men of the French Renaissance by Edith Helen Sichel (1903)
"... point clerc et ne savait A ni B;" or Pierre piefort is killed for stealing Ste. Genevieve's cup, though the King took, without demur, "three or four ..."

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