Portague
Portague Por"ta*gue, n. [See {Portuguese}.] A Portuguese gold coin formerly current, and variously estimated to be worth from three and one half to four and one half pounds sterling. [Obs.] [Written also {portegue} and {portigue}.] [1913 Webster]

Ten thousand portagues, besides great pearls. --Marlowe. [1913 Webster]


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