shiner

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shiner (plural shiners)

  1. One who shines; a luminary.
  2. (colloquial) A black eye.
  3. coon eyes
  4. (slang, dated) A bright piece of money.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Foote
      Has she the shiners, d'ye think?
  5. Any of numerous species of small freshwater American cyprinoid fishes of Notropis, Minnilus, and allied genera, such as the redfin.
  6. Any silvery fish, such as the horsefish, menhaden, or moonfish.
  7. The common Lepisma, or furniture bug.
  8. (slang) A moonshiner.
  9. A small reflective surface used for cheating at card games.

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