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 Marks of Gold and Silver.Markham (Mrs.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Market-penny (A).
 
Money for refreshments given to those who go to market. Now, however, it means a toll surreptitiously exacted by servants sent out to buy goods for their master.   1
 


 Marks of Gold and Silver.Markham (Mrs.). 

 
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