Word of the Day: STIVER-CRAMPED

– a stiver was a small coin (originally silver) of the Low Countries:
applied to the nickel piece of 5 cents of the Netherlands

“…as, according to a very nice calculation, that cutaneous reservoir, vulgarly called the breeches-pocket, and notorious for its unaffected sympathy with the animal spirits, will be stiver-cramped: I shall then indulge them with a touch of the sublime!…”

From: The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of James Molesworth Hobart
By N. Dralloc, 1794

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