A penny hain'd's a penny clear, and a preen a-day's a groat a-year.
I have an anker newly come, which never paid the King a groat.'
I can say it before her, because the child hasn't a groat's worth of vanity.
"I'd be badly in want of a bird, though, to give a groat for an owl," said Csar.
She gave him a good box on the ear, and said, "There's a groat; now I owe you twopence."
Nor in all the wide London lay there one he could claim as his, but the groat in his pocket.
If you had but a hole in your hose no bigger than a groat, in went his beak like a gimlet; and, for stealing, Gerard all over.
He that winna lout and lift a preen will ne'er be worth a groat.
The pillars of the groat central cluster had capitals exactly like those of the northern colonnade.
"I wouldn't give a groat for a woman who wasn't," he responded.
medieval European coin, late 14c., probably from Middle Dutch groot, elliptical use of adj. meaning "great, big" (in sense of "thick"); see great. Recognized from 13c. in various nations, in 14c. it was roughly one-eighth an ounce of silver; the English groat coined 1351-2 was worth four pence. Also cf. groschen.