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(Coi"lon) n. [F. See Cullion.] A testicle. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Coin) n. [F. coin, formerly also coing, wedge, stamp, corner, fr. L. cuneus wedge; prob. akin to
E. cone, hone. See Hone, n., and cf. Coigne, Quoin, Cuneiform.]
1. A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See Coigne, and Quoin.
2. A piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped by government authority, making it legally
current as money; much used in a collective sense.
It is alleged that it [a subsidy] exceeded all the current coin of the realm.
3. That which serves for payment or recompense.
The loss of present advantage to flesh and blood is repaid in a nobler coin. Coin balance. See Illust. of Balance. To pay one in his own coin, to return to one the same
kind of injury or ill treatment as has been received from him. [Colloq.]
(Coin), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coined (koind); p. pr. & vb. n. Coining.]
1. To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture; as,
to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal.
2. To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word.
Some tale, some new pretense, he daily coined,
To soothe his sister and delude her mind.
3. To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
Tenants cannot coin rent just at quarter day.
(Coin), v. i. To manufacture counterfeit money.
They cannot touch me for coining.
(Coin"age) n. [From Coin, v. t., cf. Cuinage.]
1. The act or process of converting metal into money.
The care of the coinage was committed to the inferior magistrates.
2. Coins; the aggregate coin of a time or place.
3. The cost or expense of coining money.
4. The act or process of fabricating or inventing; formation; fabrication; that which is fabricated or forged.
"Unnecessary coinage . . . of words." Dryden.
This is the very coinage of your brain.
(Co`in*cide") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Coincided ; p. pr. & vb. n. Coinciding.] [L. co- + incidere
to fall on; in + cadere to fall: cf. F. coïncider. See Chance, n.]