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French crown: the French coin called ‘écu’ LLL. III. i. 149, 2H4 III. ii. 240 “four Harry ten shillings in c-s,” H5 IV. i. 246, 2H6 IV. ii. 170; with pun on the sense ‘top of the head’ and with reference to the baldness produced by ‘the French disease’ Meas. I. ii. 55, MND. I. ii. 100, All'sW. II. ii. 24; comp. “-colour,” yellowish MND. I. ii. 98.
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