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token

noun augury, auspice, chip, device, emblem, evidence, expression, favor, figurehead, indicant, indicator, keepsake, manifestation, memento, omen, portent, proof, relic, remembrance, sign, souvenir, symbol
See also: binder, bounty, brand, clue, coupon, denote, designation, device, expression, guaranty, indicant, indication, indicator, insignificant, manifestation, money, nominal, null, perquisite, pledge, precursor, prize, remembrance, security, specialty, symbol, symptom

TOKEN, contracts, crimes. A document or sign of the existence of a fact.
     2. Tokens are either public or general, or privy tokens. They are true or false. When a token is false and indicates a general intent to defraud, and it is used for that purpose, it will render the offender guilty of the crime of cheating; 12 John. 292; but if it is a mere privy token, as counterfeiting a letter in another man's name, in order to cheat but. one individual, it would not be indictable. 9 Wend. Rep. 182; 1 Dall. R. 47; 2 Rep. Const. Cr. 139; 2 Virg. Cas. 65; 4 Hawks, R. 348; 6 Mass. IR. 72; 1 Virg. Cas. 150; 12 John. 293; 2 Dev. 199; 1 Rich. R. 244.

TOKEN, commercial law. In England, this name is given to pieces of metal, made in the shape of money, passing among private persons by consent at a certain value. 2 Adolph. P. S. 175; 2 Chit. Com. Law, 182.

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His body crumpled in like a leaf withered in sudden heat, and he came down, his chest across his pan of gold, his face in the dirt and rock, his legs tangled and twisted because of the restricted space at the bottom of the hole.
And when no specks at all were found in several pans, he straightened up and favored the hillside with a confident glance.
Then he went down the canyon, following the line of shovel-holes he had made in filling the pans.
But the increasing richness of the pans began to worry him.
I sometimes ask them to introduce themselves and tell the class a thing or two about themselves, their pan experience, and what they hope to learn in the course.
To make the Caramel Topping, pour melted butter into cake pan and swirl to coat bottom; then sprinkle in brown sugar.
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4 The next day at the same time, pour the remaining water from the pan into a measuring cup.
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Arrange six terracotta dishes on a sheet pan and fill each with ribollita.