from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An East Indian copper coin of the value of one fortieth of a rupee.
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I catch my best fish wade fishing at twilight, duck and dawm.
The early slanguists noted that “the dam or dawm is an Indian coin worth barely the fortieth part of a rupee.”
Sgt. First Class Steven Lee of Maumae, Ohio with the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry pauses in the pre-dawm hours before his men board Stryker vehicles en route to house to house searches.
Ashes dawm: series Down Under will restore sport's credbility, says England coach