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[plak] /plæk/
a very small copper coin used in Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries as a four-penny piece.
Origin of plack
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English placke < Middle Dutch: name of a coin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To-morrow's plack Imp's Night, de fery night de vitch-villow's able to findt de moneys.

  • I wad gie twa and a plack, Sir, to ony man that could prove that to me; na, bluid winna hide.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • Betty, with great assurance, reproved the printer's devil for touching such lace with his plack fingers.

  • And so Ware's dead—died a worse death than the hangman's; and died not worth a plack, as I always knew he would.

    Willing to Die Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • You can neffer make a whide man oud of a plack man, if you wash him mid all der zoap in der world.

    Diamond Dyke George Manville Fenn
  • plack, plak, n. a small copper coin formerly current in Scotland, equal in value to the third part of an English penny.

  • Not a yard of land have I, nor look to have: nor one penny in my plack, further than what I earn.

    The White Lady of Hazelwood Emily Sarah Holt
  • Will they not give us a letter of cursing for a plack, to last for a year, to curse all that look over our dyke?

  • Jean Fulton was his grandmother too, and he said that one day, when she met him, she took his little round hat and plack from him.

    Witch Stories E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton
  • I hope dot der suberstitious feller meeds oop mit a plack cat or somet'ing, so dot you ged his chob, Matt.

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