zecchino

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zec·chi·no

 (zĕ-kē′nō) also zec·chin or zech·in (zĕk′ĭn)
n. pl. zec·chi·ni (-nē) or zec·chi·nos also zec·chins or zech·ins
See sequin.

[Italian; see sequin.]

zecchino

(zɛˈkiːnəʊ)
n, pl -ni (-nɪ)
(Historical Terms) another word for sequin2
[C18: from Italian; see sequin]
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Ah, the good horse that was brought all the long way from Barbary, he takes no more care of him than if he were a wild ass's colt and the noble armour, that was worth so many zecchins to Joseph Pareira, the armourer of Milan, besides seventy in the hundred of profits, he cares for it as little as if he had found it in the highways
He had managed to coax old Brus, the gardener, into letting him have the key to the little postern gate on the plea that he wished to indulge in a midnight escapade, hinting broadly of a fair lady who was to be the partner of his adventure, and, what was more to the point with Brus, at the same time slipping a couple of golden zecchins into the gardener's palm.
Further, two gold zecchins were not often come by so easily as this; and if the dear Lord Jesus saw fit, in his infinite wisdom, to take this means of rewarding his poor servant it ill became such a worm as he to ignore the divine favor.