Avarous

Av´a`rous

    (ăv´å`rŭs)
a.1.Avaricious.
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Moneybags or coffers are metonymic with wealth and avarice throughout Piers Plowman, such as in Thought's description of Dobet in Passus 8, where "the bagges and the bigirdles, he hath to broke hem alle / That the Erl Avarous heeld, and hise heires; / And with Mammonaes moneie he hath maad hym frendes" (8.