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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Marvedie (A).
 
A maravedi (q.v.), a small obsolete Spanish copper coin of less value than a farthing.   1
        “What a trifling, foolish girl you are, Edith, to send me by express a letter crammed with nonsense about books and gowns, and to slide the only thing I cared a marvedie about into the postscript.”—Sir W. Scott: Old Mortality, chap. xi.
 


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