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PURSE. In Turkey the sum of five hundred dollars is called a purse. Merch. Dict. h.t.

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For to go as a passenger you must needs have a purse, and a purse is but a rag unless you have something in it.
Miss Ross told me about Paris; she bought my pink sunshade there and my bead purse.
Shrinking, naturally, from allowing her husband to be annoyed, and probably cheated as well, by any person who claimed, however preposterously, a family connection with herself, it had been her practice, for many years past, to assist the captain from her own purse, on the condition that he should never come near the house, and that he should not presume to make any application whatever to Mr.
When she paid the coachman she took her money out of a hard steel purse, and she kept the purse in a very jail of a bag which hung upon her arm by a heavy chain, and shut up like a bite.
This is my purse, and you are to pay my charges out of it.
I see he would have his head broken, as well as his purse cut, and so be let blood in two veins at once.
as I have every reason to expect), two of my servants will enter, each bearing a purse containing a thousand pieces of gold.
The governor on this asked him if he had any money in silver about him; he said he had about twenty ducats in a leather purse in his bosom.
Here he took from his girdle a well-filled purse, and continued, "I would fain be a butcher, this day, and sell meat at Nottingham town.
He opened the mouth of the purse and let a handful of the contents trickle into the palm of his right hand-- all were pieces of good French gold.
As Porthos and Aramis were undressing him, in the hope of finding his wound not mortal, a large purse dropped from his clothes.
Morrel went away, making a sign to the Catalan that he had left his purse on the chimney-piece.