The kiddey tipped the rattling cove a tanner for luck ; the lad gave the coachman sixpence for drink.
The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.
Tan"ner (?), n.
One whose occupation is to tan hides, or convert them into leather by the use of tan.
© Webster 1913
Tan"ner (?), n. [Etym. uncertain.]
A sixpence. [Slang, Eng.]
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