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DIME, money. A silver coin of the United States, of the value of one-tenth part of a dollar or ten cents.
     2. It weighs forty-one and a quarter grains. Of one thousand parts, nine hundred are of pure silver and one hundred of alloy. Act of January 18, 1837, s. 8 and 9, 4 Sharsw. cont. of Story's L. U. S. 2523-4.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"I was looking at the line of my putt while I picked up the dime. I knew I'd touched the ball but when I looked back down the ball hadn't moved so I thought nothing else about it."
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When a player obtains ten pennies, the banker exchanges the pennies for one dime. The player places the dime in the Dimes column of the game mat and leaves the remaining pennies in the Pennies column.
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