Sweating

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Sweating

The act or practice of removing gold or some other precious metal from a coin. This has occurred since Roman times. When coins derive their value from the intrinsic value of the metals, sweating has been known to cause significant inflation.
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The Professor made a few more passes and then stopped, and I could see that his forehead was covered with great beads of perspiration.
As for myself, I passed my hand over my forehead, on which stood large drops of cold perspiration.
Then suddenly my tense excitement gave way; I broke into a profuse perspiration and fell a-trembling, with my adversary routed and this weapon in my hand.
He was standing on the cylinder, which was now evidently much cooler; his face was crimson and stream- ing with perspiration, and something seemed to have irritated him.
I was in a fever; my hair, soaked with perspiration, stuck to my forehead and temples.
This chase was, however, advantageous to him in one sense, for in proportion as the perspiration broke from his forehead, his heart began to cool.
Yet," stammered Dantes, wiping the perspiration from his brow, -- "yet I gave you two hundred francs when I left, three months ago.
They were reek- ing with perspiration, and their breaths came hard and wheezing.
Raoul passed his trembling hand across his forehead to remove the perspiration that collected there.
When the Saviour passed there, she came out, full of womanly compassion, and spoke pitying words to him, undaunted by the hootings and the threatenings of the mob, and wiped the perspiration from his face with her handkerchief.
Before he had finished the exordium, the perspiration was starting from his brow, and his eyes from his bead.
Applying himself, heart and soul, to his work, the painter Lebrun, covered with perspiration, stained with paint, pale from fatigue and the inspiration of genius, was putting the last finishing touches with his rapid brush.