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levies


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Levy  \Lev"y\  (-[y^]),  n.;  pl  {Levies}  (-[i^]z).  [A  contr.  of 
  elevenpence  or  elevenpenny  bit.] 
  A  name  formerly  given  in  Pennsylvania,  Maryland,  and  Virginia 
  to  the  Spanish  real  of  one  eighth  of  a  dollar  (or  121/2 
  cents),  valued  at  eleven  pence  when  the  dollar  was  rated  at 
  7s.  6d. 




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