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easterling


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Easterling  \East"er*ling\,  n.  [Cf.  {Sterling}.] 
  1.  A  native  of  a  country  eastward  of  another;  --  used  by  the 
  English,  of  traders  or  others  from  the  coasts  of  the 
  Baltic. 
 
  Merchants  of  Norway,  Denmark,  .  .  .  called  .  .  . 
  Easterlings  because  they  lie  east  in  respect  of  us 
  --Holinshed. 
 
  2.  A  piece  of  money  coined  in  the  east  by  Richard  II  of 
  England.  --Crabb. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  smew. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Easterling  \East"er*ling\,  a. 
  Relating  to  the  money  of  the  Easterlings,  or  Baltic  traders. 
  See  {Sterling}.