When the New Year is drummed-in in the city they wander out into the country, and drum there for bacon and groats.
You silly boy, we don't play for groats here as you do at Cambridge.
"And he never gave me a hundred groats," blurted out Martin, who could not stand any reference to the prince in question.
A practical conversation about groats, a goose, and a quarrel with Grandmother.
But this being so, and you but half-hearted, I tell you, it is too dangerous a game to play for groats.
And I have been surprised at your not asking where the word , groats, comes from.
If I had said a peck of groats he could not have appeared more indifferent.
Can you tell me, mister, in what county o' Scotland is John o' groats?
When Jan came home, she said to him, "Jan, Hereafterthis has been for the bag of groats."
"I'm afraid we never keep any groats or things," he exclaimed.
"hulled grain coarsely ground or crushed; oatmeal," early 14c., from grot "piece, fragment," from Old English grot "particle," from same root as grit. The word also meant "excrement in pellets" (mid-15c.).
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.