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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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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.
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.
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.
Rather than being medically necessary, Groat argued, the tests were used "solely for screening purposes.
In nearby Llanllyfni, another sleuth found 16 silver coins, including 13 English groats dating from 1352 to 1529, two double patards from the Netherlands (1467-74), and a half-groat of Henry VII (1485-1509).
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Geological Survey, Charles Groat, wrote a study finding no evidence of groundwater contamination from fracking; the study didn't disclose Groat's seat on the board of Plains Exploration & Production, for which he was reportedly paid $400,000 in 2011--more than double his university pay.
It's a groat deal A Scottish silver groat coin from the reign of James IV sold for pounds 1300 yesterday at the Spink auction house in London.
DOHA JOHN De Groat emerged the winner of the Flight A at the Monthly Mug golf tournament as Vodafone Qatar becomes new sponsor of the event at the Doha Golf Club.