- acid test test of genuineness for gold; not destructive of genuine metal. [Assaying: Brewer Dictionary, 7]
- Bible name used for Scriptures; “the real source of truth.” [Christianity: NCE, 291]
- Gospel one of the four biographies of Jesus Christ that begin the New Testament; thus, “the real beginning of Christianity.” [Christianity: NCE, 1112]
- Pure, Simon young quaker who Colonel Feignwell impersonates to marry Pure’s ward. [Am. Lit.: A Bold Stroke for a Wife, Brewer Handbook, 1008]
- 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]
- To Tell the Truth question-and-answer probe to determine which of three people is the “the real McCoy.” [TV: Terrace, II, 383]
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