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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOUBLOON

Allow me to examine you likewise, and I will give you a doubloon.

Whoever had drawn the map had called the peninsula "Doubloon Spit."

It so chanced that the doubloon of the Pequod was a most wealthy example of these things.

What then should there be in this doubloon of the Equator that is so killing wonderful?

As the black paddled me on shore, I asked him if he would like to obtain a doubloon.

“It is a doubloon,” he explained to his brother after studying it a bit.

"A doubloon, if you pull to please me," said a voice distinctly from the boat.

Here's a doubloon for you, Jack; and all for the sake of old times.

Why, especially, should they put a doubloon in their father's pocket-book?

Here's a Spanish doubloon; this is an English sovereign; an' there's a Dutch piece.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from French doublon (16c.) and directly from Spanish doblon a gold coin, augmentative of doble "double" (coin so called because it was worth twice as much as the Spanish gold pistole), from Latin duplus "double" (see double (adj.)). Also see -oon.

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