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Bi-metallism

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The employment of two metals, silver and gold, of fixed relative value. Now gold is the only standard metal in England and some other countries. Silver coins are mere tokens, like copper coins; and if given in payment of large sums are estimated at the market value, so much an ounce; but a gold sovereign is always of one fixed legal value.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Bills of Parcels
Billee (Little)
Billet-doux [pronounce billy doo]
Billiards
Billings (Josh)
Billingsgate (London)
Billingsgate Pheasant (A)
Billy
Billy Barlow
Billycock Hats
Bi-metallism
Binary Arithmetic
Binary Theory
Bingham’s Dandies
Binnacle
Birchin Lane
Bird
Bird in the hand
Bird in thy Bosom
Bird of Estë
Birds

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Bimetallism