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 Spanish Money.Spank (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Spanish Worm.
 
A nail concealed in a piece of wood, against which a carpenter jars his saw or chisel. So called from Spanish woods used in cabinet-work.   1
 


 Spanish Money.Spank (A). 

 
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