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noble (n.)
English gold coin, worth one third of a pound
1H6 V.iv.23[Shepherd to all] I gave a noble to the priest
2H4 II.i.152[Hostess to Falsaff] let it be but twenty nobles
H5 II.i.102[Pistol to Nym] A noble shalt thou have
R2 I.i.88[Bolingbroke to King Richard] Mowbray hath received eight thousand nobles
R3 I.iii.81[Richard to Queen Elizabeth] great promotions / Are daily given to ennoble those / That scarce, some two days since, were worth a noble
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