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Easterling

Easterling

1. A native of a country eastward of another; used, by the english, of traders or others from the coasts of the Baltic. Merchants of Norway, Denmark, . . . Called . . . Easterlings because they lie east in respect of us. (Holinshed)

2. A piece of money coined in the east by richard II. Of England.

3. (Science: zoology) The smew.

Origin: cf. Sterling.


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