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doubloon

, dobl?n
a former Spanish gold coin
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Become a real pirate and hunt for treasure in Locomotion's giant sandpit - if you find a gold doubloon you will get an official pirate certificate.
The letter, written by Sam's ancestor, Joseph Silver, Captain of the 'Sea Wolf', gives clues to finding a hoard of treasure and the doubloon, when rubbed, whisks Sam back in time to 1706, where he finds himself on board the pirate ship 'Sea Wolf' and heading for adventure.
But their investigations showed that there was also one special gold coin, a Spanish doubloon, stamped AUSTRALIA, ONE GUINEA, 1813.
In the course of the novel, two other visual images are linked to that figure of the black statuette: the Brasher Doubloon that serves as the novel's "MacGuffin," the stolen coin that drives the narrative, and the chess game that ends the novel, a game described in a book and replayed by Marlowe as he reflects upon what he has seen in the Murdock house.
Both the sailors and tribesmen are paid with gold: in Melville, by the symbolic doubloon that Ahab nails to the mast; in Lawrence, by the heavy bags of coins used to bribe the insatiable Arabs.
It in its men's range, Hairtrade has launched Bluebeards Revenge , a premium range of quality male grooming, shaving and skincare products designed to combat tough stubble and tackle shaving problems like razor burn and rash, including pre-shave oil, post-shave balm, luxury shaving cream and a Doubloon brush.
Pardes subsequently explores Ahab's "idolization of power" in the chapter on "The Doubloon," in which the gold coin allegedly suggests comparable episodes of idolatry such as Aaron's golden calf (Exodus 32) and Jeroboam's golden calves (1 Kings 12).
But one morning, turning to pass the doubloon, he seemed to be newly attracted by the strange figures and inscriptions stamped on it, as though now for the first time beginning to interpret for himself in some monomaniac way whatever significance might lurk in them.
It's a gold doubloon to a used toothpick that sooner or later there is going to be a great tragedy because only a straightforward confrontation, a sea battle backed up by a coastal clean-up, is going to rid the Gulf of Aden of piracy.
They have a U2 moment during Double Yellow Lines, drown in the deep sea strings of Distant Doubloon then rock out Oasis-style for 5 Rebeccas and single Shock Horror.
Kieren said: "We used strings on six songs including a great new track called Distant Doubloon.