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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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Here we are all just ready to drop down, and the critters all in a reek of sweat.
This being accomplished, he felt anxious to make trial himself, on the spot, of the virtue of this precious balsam, as he considered it, and so he drank near a quart of what could not be put into the flask and remained in the pigskin in which it had been boiled; but scarcely had he done drinking when he began to vomit in such a way that nothing was left in his stomach, and with the pangs and spasms of vomiting he broke into a profuse sweat, on account of which he bade them cover him up and leave him alone.
Sweat poured down their faces, and the very high collars of the young men grew limp.
I have given so much of the sweat of my brow--there--towards Rocaillet
Cold sweat broke out upon me as I realized that soon my turn would come.
Cold sweat exuded from his every pore as La raised the cruel, sacrificial knife above him.
From the face of the man who stood erect, unvanquished as yet in the struggle for life, the fierce sweat poured like rain
The sweat had curled Mukhorty's coat between his legs and on his neck.
He wiped the sweat from his face and tied the handkerchief around his neck to keep off the stinging gnats that lurked in the grass.
He worked like a madman, till he panted from his exertions and the sweat dripped from his face to the ground.
He shared breakfast with Skipper, who, instead of eating, washed down with a cup of coffee fifty grains of quinine wrapped in a cigarette paper, and who complained to the mate that he would have to get under the blankets and sweat out the fever that was attacking him.
Practically all of us will weep red tears and sweat bloody sweats as we come to knowledge of the unavoidable cruelty and brutality on which the trained-animal world rests and has its being.