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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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But I fail to see that this steamer has any designs on your purse.
cried the Butcher right joyfully, as he leaped down from his cart and took the purse that Robin held out to him.
And he leaped down forthwith from the cart, and handed Robin the reins in exchange for the purse.
And Denisov went to the bed to get the purse from under the pillow.
All the bystanders waited anxiously to see the end of the case, and presently both man and woman came back at even closer grips than before, she with her petticoat up and the purse in the lap of it, and he struggling hard to take it from her, but all to no purpose, so stout was the woman's defence, she all the while crying out, "Justice from God and the world
Jehan spread out the purse before the captain's eyes, with dignity and simplicity.
You will find the just sum in a silken purse within the leathern pouch, and separate from the rest of the gold.
Then the miser began to beg and promise, and offered money for his liberty; but he did not come up to the musician's price for some time, and he danced him along brisker and brisker, and the miser bid higher and higher, till at last he offered a round hundred of florins that he had in his purse, and had just gained by cheating some poor fellow.
I opened the purse and counted it myself; right to a single rouble.
He gave her a vessel of water and then went back to his place and his thoughts, and with his mind busy over his last adventure, he put his gold into a long and narrow purse, which he could easily carry in his belt.
Oh, my brother does not allude to its value, although it has been estimated at 100,000 francs; he means, that the articles contained in this purse are the relics of the angel I spoke of just now.
Such a man is worse than a lunatic; prompted by his vicious, corrupted head, he no more knows what he is doing than this wretch of mine knew when I picked his pocket of his watch and his purse of gold.