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fugio

noun plural -gios
  1. a former US copper coin worth one dollar, the first authorized by Congress (1787)
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Word Origin

C18: Latin: I flee; one of the words inscribed on the coin
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Historical Examples

  • He made the date say something more to the reader than the number of the year, by appending to it the word "Fugio" (I fly).

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    James Parton.