Liverpool Slang

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Levy

sb. a raising, esp. of moneyEtymology: Old French levée, a levy.
v. to raise (money)Variants: leueyed, ppEtymology: Old French lever; Latin leuare

levy , levee : Exercise care in the use of these words. Levy is to impose and collect by force; levee, a morning reception.

a shilling.—Liverpool. Among labourers a levy  is a sum obtained before it is due, something to keep a man going till Saturday-night comes, or his task is finished.