1. A small fragment of something broken off from the whole; SYN. chip, flake, fleck, scrap.
2. Piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding.
3. The cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press.
On the rim of gear wheel; SYN. sprocket.
Single-masted, square-sailed ship with raised stern.
coin / kɔɪn /
Množina reči coin je coins.
ETYM French coin, formerly also coing, wedge, stamp, corner, from Latin cuneus wedge; prob. akin to Eng. cone, hone. Related to Hone, Coigne, Quoin, Cuneiform.
A metal piece (usually a disc) used as money.
Acronym for counter insurgency, the suppression by a state’s armed forces of uprisings against the state. Also called internal security (is) operations of counterrevolutionary warfare (crw).
Form of money. The right to make and issue coins is a state monopoly, and the great majority are tokens in that their face value is greater than that of the metal of which they consist.
A milled edge, originally used on gold and silver coins to avoid fraudulent “clipping” of the edges of precious-metal coins, is retained in some present-day token coinage. The invention of coinage is attributed to the Chinese in the 2nd millennium bc, the earliest types being small-scale bronze reproductions of barter objects such as knives and spades. In the Western world, coinage of stamped, guaranteed weight originated with the Lydians of Asia Minor (early 7th century bc) who used electrum, a local natural mixture of gold and silver; the first to issue gold and silver coins was Croesus of Lydia in the 6th century bc.
The study of coins is called numismatics.
Množina reči dodkin je dodkins.
doit / dɔɪt /
Množina reči doit je doits.
1. An old Dutch coin equal to about 1/8 stiver.
2. A trifle or minor thing.
A piece of land where waste materials are dumped; SYN. garbage dump, trash dump, rubbish dump, wasteyard, refuse heap.
farthing / fɑːrðɪŋ /
Množina reči farthing je farthings.
ETYM Old Eng. furthing, AS. feórthung, from feórtha fourth, feór, feówer, four. Related to Four.
A former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny.
Formerly the smallest English coin, a quarter of a penny. It was introduced as a silver coin in Edward I's reign. The copper farthing became widespread in Charles II's reign, and the bronze 1860. It was dropped from use 1961.
mite / maɪt /
Množina reči mite je mites.
1. A small coin or sum of money
2. A very little; bit
3. A very small object or creature