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groat

 (grōt)
n.
An English silver coin worth four pence, used from the 14th to the 17th century.

[Middle English grot, from Middle Dutch groot, a thick, large coin, translation of Medieval Latin (dēnārius) grossus, thick (denarius).]

groat

(ɡrəʊt)
n
(Historical Terms) an English silver coin worth four pennies, taken out of circulation in the 17th century
[C14: from Middle Dutch groot, from Middle Low German gros, from Medieval Latin (denarius) grossus thick (coin); see groschen]

groat

(groʊt)

n.
a former English silver coin equal to four pennies.
[1325–75; < Middle Dutch groot large, name of a large coin; see great]
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Noun1.groat - a former English silver coin worth four penniesgroat - a former English silver coin worth four pennies
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
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References in classic literature ?
They would betray one's private life for a groat, for they hold nothing sacred.
He was not rich, but would spend his last groat to be better dressed than others, and would rather deprive himself of many pleasures than allow himself to be seen in a shabby equipage or appear in the streets of Petersburg in an old uniform.
He is not even indifferent; I hate and detest him."--"If you detest un never so much," cries Western, "you shall ha'un." This he bound by an oath too shocking to repeat; and after many violent asseverations, concluded in these words: "I am resolved upon the match, and unless you consent to it I will not give you a groat, not a single farthing; no, though I saw you expiring with famine in the street, I would not relieve you with a morsel of bread.
Take it from one who has studied the sect," says Gentleman, "from John o' Groat's to Land's End, and back again."
Once a begging friar came limping along in a brown habit, imploring in a most dolorous voice to give him a single groat to buy bread wherewith to save himself from impending death.
One of them carried a young bittern which they had caught upon the moor, and they offered it to Alleyne for a silver groat. Very glad he was to get safely past them, for, with their bristling red beards and their fierce blue eyes, they were uneasy men to bargain with upon a lonely moor.
"He's as far awa' from the truth as John o' Groat's House is from Jericho."
Now I am without money--without a single groat. But I must not delay a moment; I must leave by the 9:30 train.
I have not about me so much as a clipped groat. Do me no harm, I pray you, but let me depart in peace.
POLICE have branded the behaviour of those involved in a Groat Market incident involving a car as "unacceptable" as they work to trace the victims.
Desmond found an old silver coin called a groat, and he also found some fossils on the beach and a small piece of amber.
The area immediately west of Edmonton's Victoria Park and golf course, known in a previous historical incarnation as the Groat's Flat, alternately the Groat Flats, may have historical significance as the site of one of the earliest of these fur trade era forts.