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 for teston
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tester \Tes"ter\, n. [For testern, teston, fr. F. teston, fr.
     OF. teste the head, the head of the king being impressed upon
     the coin. See Tester a covering, and cf. Testone,
     Testoon.]
     An old French silver coin, originally of the value of about
     eighteen pence, subsequently reduced to ninepence, and later
     to sixpence, sterling. Hence, in modern English slang, a
     sixpence; -- often contracted to tizzy. Called also
     teston. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Teston \Tes"ton\, n.
     A tester; a sixpence. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]

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