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  1. plack(Noun)

    Any of various small coins used in Scotland and the Netherlands during the 15th and 16th centuries, having a value in Scotland of four pennies Scots.

  2. Origin: From placke, from placke, from placke. Cognate with pleh, bleh. Compare plaque.

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  1. Plack(noun)

    a small copper coin formerly current in Scotland, worth less than a cent

  2. Origin: [F. plaque a plate of metal. Cf. Plaque.]

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  1. Plack

    A plack was an ancient Scottish coin of the value of four Scots pennies or by 1707 one third of an English penny. It appears in the old song: The word is probably derived from the ancient Flemish coin, a plaquette, current before the introduction into the Netherlands of the French money reckoned by francs and centimes. It can be found in the works of Robert Burns too:

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