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Moy: “ayez pitié de moi! Moy shall not serve; I will have forty --s,” H5 IV, 4, 14. “O pardonnez moi! Say'st thou me so? is that a ton of --s?” H5 IV, 4, 14 Douce: "Dr. Johnson says that moy is a piece of money, whence moi d'or or moi of gold. But where had the doctor made this discovery? His etymology of moidor is certainly incorrect. Moidore is an English corruption of the Portuguese moeda d'ouro, i. e. money of gold; but there were no moidores in the time of Shakespeare. We are therefore still to seek for Pistol's moy. Now a moyos or moy was a measure of corn; in French muy or muid, Lat. modius, a bushel. It appears that 27 moys were equal to a last or two tons."
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