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CENT, money. A copper coin of the United States of the value of ten mills; ten of them are equal to a dime, and one hundred, to one dollar. Each cent is required to contain one hundred and sixty-eight grains. Act of January 18th, 1837, 4 Sharsw. cont. of Story',s L. U. S. 2524.

Cent. 102; 11 Co. 30.

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Among numerous school editions of the Prolog and The Knight's Tale may be named one issued by The American Book Co., 20 cents.
"On the average, fifty milrays; half a cent a day."
Add thirty-seven an' a half cents interest on furniture, an' that makes two dollars an' eighty-seven an' a half cents.
Here is a young fellow that offers to marry his daughter for $30,000--half price, as one may say-- and he talks about covering every cent he lays down with one of my own.
Five dollars for five thousand words, ten words for a cent - that particular thought took up its residence in his brain, and he could no more escape it than he could the "$3.85" under his eyelids.
"No matter for the cent. You are welcome to Jim Crow."
Of course we can't afford to take these structures down under a bonus of five hundred per cent upon the prime cost of our lot and plaster.
Their fate was pressing; they had not a cent, and the children would perish--some money must be had.
railroad down in the valley for twenty-two cents a gallon.
In other towns in Italy the people lie around quietly and wait for you to ask them a question or do some overt act that can be charged for--but in Annunciation they have lost even that fragment of delicacy; they seize a lady's shawl from a chair and hand it to her and charge a penny; they open a carriage door, and charge for it--shut it when you get out, and charge for it; they help you to take off a duster--two cents; brush your clothes and make them worse than they were before--two cents; smile upon you--two cents; bow, with a lick-spittle smirk, hat in hand-- two cents; they volunteer all information, such as that the mules will arrive presently--two cents--warm day, sir--two cents--take you four hours to make the ascent--two cents.
And I was appalled at the price French Frank had paid--eighty cents. EIGHTY CENTS!
If you want to have your name on the quilt you pay five cents, and if you want to have it right in the round spot in the middle of the square you must pay ten cents.