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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tizzy (A).
 
A sixpence. . A variant of tester. In the reign of Henry VIII. a “testone” was a shilling, but only sixpence in the reign of Elizabeth. (French, teste, tête, the [monarch’s] head.)   1
 


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