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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Twopenny Dam (A).
 
A dám was an Indian coin and weight. Originally a gold mohur contained sixteen dáms; a punchee was = the quarter of a dam, and a bárahgáni = half a punchee. Putting this in a tabular form, it would be thus:—   1
   2 bárahgánis = 1 punchee.   2
   4 punchees = 1 dam (worth in its diminished value about 2 pence).   3
   16 dams = 1 gold mohur.   4
 


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