Rome scot
Peter Pe"ter, n. A common baptismal name for a man. The name of one of the apostles, [1913 Webster]

{Peter boat}, a fishing boat, sharp at both ends, originally of the Baltic Sea, but now common in certain English rivers.

{Peter Funk}, the auctioneer in a mock auction. [Cant, U.S.]

{Peter pence}, or {Peter's pence}. (a) An annual tax or tribute, formerly paid by the English people to the pope, being a penny for every house, payable on Lammas or St.Peter's day; -- called also {Rome scot}, and {hearth money}. (b) In modern times, a voluntary contribution made by Roman Catholics to the private purse of the pope.

{Peter's fish} (Zo["o]l.), a haddock; -- so called because the black spots, one on each side, behind the gills, are traditionally said to have been caused by the fingers of St. Peter, when he caught the fish to pay the tribute. The name is applied, also, to other fishes having similar spots. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Rome scot — Rome penny Rome pen ny, or Rome scot Rome scot See {Peter pence}, under {Peter}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rome-scot — Romeˈ penny or Romeˈ scot noun (obsolete) Peter s penny • • • Main Entry: ↑Rome …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rome-scot — See Peter s pence …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Rome penny — Rome pen ny, or Rome scot Rome scot See {Peter pence}, under {Peter}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rome-penny — Romeˈ penny or Romeˈ scot noun (obsolete) Peter s penny • • • Main Entry: ↑Rome …   Useful english dictionary

  • scot — church·scot; light·scot; pe·nob·scot; rome·scot; scot; scot·ic; scot·land; scot·o·din·ia; scot·o·graph; scot·o·pe·lia; scot·ti·cism; scot·ti·cize; scot·tie; scot·ti·fi·ca·tion; scot·ti·fy; scot·tish·ly; scot·tish·man; scot·tish·ness;… …   English syllables

  • rome — had·rome; ple·rome; rome; rome·scot; rome·ward; …   English syllables

  • Rome française — Nîmes  Pour l’article homophone, voir Nismes. Nîmes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dun Scot — Jean Duns Scot Jean Duns Scot Philosophe écossais Moyen Âge Naissance : 1266 (Duns) Décès : 1308 ( …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Duns Scot — Jean Duns Scot Jean Duns Scot Philosophe écossais Moyen Âge Naissance : 1266 (Duns) Décès : 1308 ( …   Wikipédia en Français

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