doubloon


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doubloon

, dobl?n
a former Spanish gold coin
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I have seen doubloons before now in my voyagings; your doubloons of old Spain, your doubloons of Peru, your doubloons of Chili, your doubloons of Bolivia, your doubloons of Popayan; with plenty of gold moidores and pistoles, and joes, and half joes, and quarter joes.
These fractions may seem strange to today's traders, but the NYSE originally based its quote system on the Spanish gold doubloon system used in trading for centuries.
herbicide doubloon gold or equivalent 45 kg, indicated by participants2.
Melville lampooned the presumptuousness of critics in Chapter 99 of Moby-Dick, "The Doubloon," through the simpler-minded second mate, Stubb, who scolds, "Book!
Money--even in the form of pennies or Ahab's Spanish doubloon nailed to the mast as a prize for the sailor who first spied Moby Dick--is always power, and power is often bloody.
Toni's saffron, bell pepper and sherry for 'The Doubloon' with a great round flavour harmonised perfectly with the whiffs of the melted Beurre Noisette, Iberico ham and baked ray wing.
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.
Chandler wanted "The Brasher Doubloon" as the title, but his publisher, Alfred Knopf, thought that it made the novel sound "like a boy's story" (Selected Letters 80, 317).
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.