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 for Trade dollar
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trade \Trade\, n. [Formerly, a path, OE. tred a footmark. See
     Tread, n. & v.]
     1. A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel;
        resort. [Obs.]
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              A postern with a blind wicket there was,
              A common trade to pass through Priam's house.
                                                    --Surrey.
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              Hath tracted forth some salvage beastes trade.
                                                    --Spenser.
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              Or, I'll be buried in the king's highway,
              Some way of common trade, where subjects' feet
              May hourly trample on their sovereign's head.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment. [Obs.]
        "The right trade of religion." --Udall.
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              There those five sisters had continual trade.
                                                    --Spenser.
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              Long did I love this lady,
              Long was my travel, long my trade to win her.
                                                    --Massinger.
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              Thy sin's not accidental but a trade. --Shak.
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     3. Business of any kind; matter of mutual consideration;
        affair; dealing. [Obs.]
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              Have you any further trade with us?   --Shak.
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     4. Specifically: The act or business of exchanging
        commodities by barter, or by buying and selling for money;
        commerce; traffic; barter.
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     Note: Trade comprehends every species of exchange or dealing,
           either in the produce of land, in manufactures, in
           bills, or in money; but it is chiefly used to denote
           the barter or purchase and sale of goods, wares, and
           merchandise, either by wholesale or retail. Trade is
           either foreign or domestic. Foreign trade consists in
           the exportation and importation of goods, or the
           exchange of the commodities of different countries.
           Domestic, or home, trade is the exchange, or buying and
           selling, of goods within a country. Trade is also by
           the wholesale, that is, by the package or in large
           quantities, generally to be sold again, or it is by
           retail, or in small parcels. The carrying trade is the
           business of transporting commodities from one country
           to another, or between places in the same country, by
           land or water.
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     5. The business which a person has learned, and which he
        engages in, for procuring subsistence, or for profit;
        occupation; especially, mechanical employment as
        distinguished from the liberal arts, the learned
        professions, and agriculture; as, we speak of the trade of
        a smith, of a carpenter, or mason, but not now of the
        trade of a farmer, or a lawyer, or a physician.
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              Accursed usury was all his trade.     --Spenser.
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              The homely, slighted, shepherd's trade. --Milton.
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              I will instruct thee in my trade.     --Shak.
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     6. Instruments of any occupation. [Obs.]
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              The house and household goods, his trade of war.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     7. A company of men engaged in the same occupation; thus,
        booksellers and publishers speak of the customs of the
        trade, and are collectively designated as the trade.
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     8. pl. The trade winds.
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     9. Refuse or rubbish from a mine. [Prov. Eng.]
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     Syn: Profession; occupation; office; calling; avocation;
          employment; commerce; dealing; traffic.
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     Board of trade. See under Board.
  
     Trade dollar. See under Dollar.
  
     Trade price, the price at which goods are sold to members
        of the same trade, or by wholesale dealers to retailers.
        
  
     Trade sale, an auction by and for the trade, especially
        that of the booksellers.
  
     Trade wind, a wind in the torrid zone, and often a little
        beyond at, which blows from the same quarter throughout
        the year, except when affected by local causes; -- so
        called because of its usefulness to navigators, and hence
        to trade.
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     Note: The general direction of the trade winds is from N. E.
           to S. W. on the north side of the equator, and from S.
           E. to N. W. on the south side of the equator. They are
           produced by the joint effect of the rotation of the
           earth and the movement of the air from the polar toward
           the equatorial regions, to supply the vacancy caused by
           heating, rarefaction, and consequent ascent of the air
           in the latter regions. The trade winds are principally
           limited to two belts in the tropical regions, one on
           each side of the equator, and separated by a belt which
           is characterized by calms or variable weather.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  dollar \dol"lar\, n. [D. daalder, LG. dahler, G. thaler, an
     abbreviation of Joachimsthaler, i. e., a piece of money first
     coined, about the year 1518, in the valley (G. thal) of St.
     Joachim, in Bohemia. See Dale.]
     1.
        (a) A silver coin of the United States containing 371.25
            grains of silver and 41.25 grains of alloy, that is,
            having a total weight of 412.5 grains.
        (b) A gold coin of the United States containing 23.22
            grains of gold and 2.58 grains of alloy, that is,
            having a total weight of 25.8 grains, nine-tenths
            fine. It is no longer coined.
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     Note: Previous to 1837 the silver dollar had a larger amount
           of alloy, but only the same amount of silver as now,
           the total weight being 416 grains. The gold dollar as a
           distinct coin was first made in 1849. The eagles, half
           eagles, and quarter eagles coined before 1834 contained
           24.75 grains of gold and 2.25 grains of alloy for each
           dollar.
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     2. A coin of the same general weight and value as the United
        States silver dollar, though differing slightly in
        different countries, formerly current in Mexico, Canada,
        parts of South America, also in Spain, and several other
        European countries.
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     3. The value of a dollar; the unit of currency, differing in
        value in different countries, commonly employed in the
        United States and a number of other countries, including
        Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, parts of the Carribbean,
        Liberia, and several others.
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     Chop dollar. See under 9th Chop.
  
     Dollar fish (Zool.), a fish of the United States coast
        ({Stromateus triacanthus), having a flat, roundish form
        and a bright silvery luster; -- called also butterfish,
        and Lafayette. See Butterfish.
  
     Trade dollar, a silver coin formerly made at the United
        States mint, intended for export, and not legal tender at
        home. It contained 378 grains of silver and 42 grains of
        alloy.

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