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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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At which his mother merely pursed her lips under the lace veil that hung down from her grey velvet bonnet trimmed with frosted grapes.
Weeks' eyes twinkled, but Philip, who did not understand American humour, pursed his lips and looked severe.
He pursed his lips, but made no immediate answer, for Helen was still slightly inattentive.