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PURSE. In Turkey the sum of five hundred dollars is called a purse. Merch. Dict. h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Mortimer warned Ellis that Villa had no divine right to be chasing for honours - and that unless the chairman loosened the purse strings, the club would become permanent residents of the Premiership's second tier.
Chairman Doug Ellis has loosened the purse strings to the extent Gregory was able to offer about pounds 8million this week for Celta Vigo striker Benni McCarthy, even though the bid was rejected.
TAMWORTH have loosened the purse strings to allow manager Gary Mills to add young prospect Scott Barrow to their squad.