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298. Genuineness

  1. acid test test of genuineness for gold; not destructive of genuine metal. [Assaying: Brewer Dictionary, 7]
  2. Bible name used for Scriptures; the real source of truth. [Christianity: NCE, 291]
  3. Gospel one of the four biographies of Jesus Christ that begin the New Testament; thus, the real beginning of Christianity. [Christianity: NCE, 1112]
  4. Pure, Simon young quaker who Colonel Feignwell impersonates to marry Pures ward. [Am. Lit.: A Bold Stroke for a Wife, Brewer Handbook, 1008]
  5. Real McCoy, the probably originally McKay, a Scotch whisky; the term now alludes to the first or best of its kind or the actual one. [Pop. Culture: Payton, 409]
  6. To Tell the Truth question-and-answer probe to determine which of three people is the the real McCoy. [TV: Terrace, II, 383]