Stiver

Part of speech: noun

A small Dutch coin, worth 2 cents; the merest trifle.

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Usage examples "stiver":

  1. On every ducat you will make a stiver and one- ninth, which comes to twenty- two thousand, two hundred and twenty- two of our florins. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. The old gentleman divided his fortune into three not exactly equal portions; one for himself, one for his daughter, and one for his son, which he handed over to him, saying, " Take it once for all, and make the most of it; if you lose it where I won it, not another stiver do you get from me during my life." - "Crotchet-Castle", Peacock, Thomas Love.
  3. My Stiver mustn't listen to his mocking. - "Love's Comedy", Henrik Ibsen.