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Royal, subst. a gold coin of the value of ten shillings; not expressly mentioned, but alluded to by way of punning: “hail, r. prince! Thanks, noble peer; the cheapest of us is ten groats too dear,” R2 V, 5, 67 (cf. Noble). “thou camest not of the blood r., if thou darest not stand for ten shillings,” H4A I, 2, 157. “there is a nobleman of the court at door would speak with you. Give him as much as will make him a r. man,” II, 4, 321. “he may keep it still at a face r., for a barber shall never earn sixpence out of it,” H4B I, 2, 28. Perhaps also in All's II, 1, 75.
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