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Definition: To sweat coin
, v. t.
1. To cause to excrete moisture from the skin; to cause to
perspire; as, his physicians attempted to sweat him by
most powerful sudorifics.
2. To emit or suffer to flow from the pores; to exude.
It made her not a drop for sweat. --Chaucer.
With exercise she sweat ill humors out. --Dryden.
3. To unite by heating, after the application of soldier.
4. To get something advantageous, as money, property, or
labor from (any one), by exaction or oppression; as, to
sweat a spendthrift; to sweat laborers. [Colloq.]
To sweat coin
, to remove a portion of a piece of coin, as
by shaking it with others in a bag, so that the friction
wears off a small quantity of the metal.
The only use of it [money] which is interdicted is
to put it in circulation again after having
diminished its weight by “sweating”
, or otherwise,
because the quantity of metal contains is no longer
consistent with its impression. --R. Cobden.