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 Florimel’s GirdleFlorisan’do. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
An English coin representing 2s., or the tenth of a sovereign, issued in 1849. Camden informs us that Edward III. issued gold florins worth 6s., in 1337. The word is generally supposed to be derived from Florence; but as it had a lily on one side, probably it is connected with the Latin flos, a flower. (See GRACELESS FLORIN.)   1

 Florimel’s GirdleFlorisan’do. 

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