Marvedie

(A). A maravedi (q.v.), a small obsolete Spanish copper coin of less value than a farthing.

“What a trifling, foolish girl you are, Edith, to send me by express a letter crammed with nonsense about books and gowns, and to shde the only thing I cared a marvedie about into the postscript.” —Sir W. Scott: Old Mortality, chap. xi.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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