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Guinea

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Guínea. n.s. [from Guinea, a country in Africa abounding with gold.] A gold coin valued at one and twenty shillings.

By the word gold I must be understood to design a particular piece of matter; that is, the last guinea that was coined. Locke.

Sources: Locke, John (269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Guinea." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 3, 2011. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=8501.


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