Franc


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Franc

The name for several current and former currencies. The original franc was issued by King John the Good of France in 1360. Various countries around France and most French colonies call their currencies the franc, though France itself discontinued the franc, replacing it with the euro in 1999.
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Why should I know better than you where the twenty-thousand francs went to?
Richard, of putting twenty-thousand francs in his pocket?
Giry, "seeing that it was myself who put the twenty-thousand francs into M.
You tell me there were twenty-thousand francs in the envelope which I put into M.
You put twenty-thousand francs in my pocket and I knew nothing either
It was not the one which we gave you, the one which you took to Box Five before our eyes; and yet that was the one which contained the twenty-thousand francs.
The servants always received three francs on these occasions to buy themselves wine or coffee.
His poor mother had put five francs in his pocket in case it became absolutely necessary that he should play cards; but she enjoined him to take nothing, to remain standing, and to be very careful not to knock over a lamp or the bric-a-brac from an etagere.
He guessed the poverty of his mother's home, kept together on a widow's pension of seven hundred francs a year--for the education of the son, who was just out of college, had absorbed all her savings.
Twelve thousand francs a year and perquisites, beside the rents of our farms at Grajeux,--nearly twenty thousand francs a year.
To-day every one of his farms is let for a thousand francs.
When we began to grow wheat, it necessitated the mill that you have seen, which brings me in about five hundred francs a year.