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Then there is that generous party, the cadger's delight, who is so free with his small change, but who never thinks of paying his debts.
In addition to some small change (and I have a good memory for such things), it had contained one hundred and eighty- five dollars in gold and paper.
A few of the worshippers belonged to families hard by, who had got permission to attend, and who brought in various choice scraps of information, about the sayings and doings at the house and on the place, which circulated as freely as the same sort of small change does in higher circles.
rejoined Miss Knag with that sort of half-sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society;
At first I imagined that these buildings had been places of refuge, built by the Indians on the first arrival of the Spaniards; but I have since been inclined to speculate on the probability of a small change of climate.
To hear her talk, you would have supposed that she had been brought up from the cradle to look on four hundred pounds a year as small change to be disposed of in tips and cab fares.
What amount of small change, Missis,' he said, with an abstracted air, after a little meditation, 'might you call a morsel of money?
And I," said Athos, taking some small change from his pocket, I--"
He had little of the small change of conversation, and his stock of ready-made formulas and phrases was the scantiest.
Joe shot a hand into his hip pocket and brought it out filled with small change.
It is what sentimentalists, who deal in very big words, call a yearning after the Ideal, and simply means that women are commonly not satisfied until they have husbands and children on whom they may centre affections, which are spent elsewhere, as it were, in small change.
There was a gold watch, for one thing, with a chain and locket; there was a silver pencil, and a matchbox, and a handful of small change, and finally a cardcase.