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Quid

A slang English term for a Guinea or a Sovereign. Thomas Shadwell, in his play, The Squire of Alsatia, 1688 (iii. 1), makes use of the expression, " Let me equip thee with a Quid," and Bret Harte, in his tale, The Ghosts of Stukeley Castle , introduces a stable boy who wishes to sell a three-legged stool for " five quid."


Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)
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