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    Cool Coins spun into his hands

    What's the meaning of spun into here: ?

    Coins spun into his hands by merchants to pay expeditions

    Is that a poetic way to illustrate the image of money dancing, that's to say burning, asking for being used immediately, as if it was given by the tempting Devil.

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    Default Re: Coins spun into his hands

    Looks like a partial sentence.

    Whatever, the image is of coins spinning across a tabletop into his hands.

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    Cool Re: Coins spun into his hands

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Looks like a partial sentence.

    Whatever, the image is of coins spinning across a tabletop into his hands.
    Thank You, but what can it mean? A lot of money spinning on the table seems to be an image of money flowing a lot as in a good business deal.
    It doesn't seem a real image, but a metaphorical one, does it?

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    Default Re: Coins spun into his hands

    Yes - though it could be real.

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    Cool Re: Coins spun into his hands

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Yes - though it could be real.

    Quite an odd way to give money!

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    Default Re: Coins spun into his hands

    Not knowing the full context - difficult for me to comment!

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    Cool Re: Coins spun into his hands

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Not knowing the full context - difficult for me to comment!
    A medieval knight had received money (the coins spun into his hands by...) from these merchants having business in the sea, and he used it in order to sponsor armed expeditions and to dig mines. Particularly the mines made the knight a rich man.

    Does it help?
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    Default Re: Coins spun into his hands

    I don't think a table was involved at all. A merchant flipped a coin up in the air (http://tr2blog.files.wordpress.com/2...coin-flip.jpg| ), and the knight caught it.

    There's another meaning of 'spin' that could be involved here - 'to make out of nothing much'. Hence 'a money-spinning idea'. The knight just happened to acquire the money.)

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