Kranuvi’s Thin Piece

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The Kranuvi Tribe is infamous for its shrewd trading practices–some of which involve having scales that are weighted falsely and shaving coins for their precious metal. In fact, the Kranuvi Tribe minted a coin specially meant for trading with other tribes. This coin was thinner and contained less precious metal.

This gave rise to the saying “Kranuvi’s  thin piece” which came to indicate any bargain in which one party felt he was being given short shrift, an unfair bargain, or outright cheated.

 

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