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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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Very good; we allow but half as much; we pay her only a tenth of a cent a day; and --"
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, the market price for art.
The little boy had the cent ready, but, like a true-born Yankee, would have preferred the better bargain to the worse.
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.
I am very well satisfied to think the whole population believed in those poor, cheap miracles--a people who want two cents every time they bow to you, and who abuse a woman, are capable of it, I think.
Three dollars and twelve and a half cents," she supplied quickly.
And I was appalled at the price French Frank had paid--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.
Twenty-one dollars they took from her for it, and she hurried home with the 87 cents.