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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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so that the one hundred and fifty thousand francs have passed into their hands.
A sum of one hundred and fifty thousand francs, or fifteen thousand pistoles, whichever you please, in three payments.
Like a man of honor; he procured the signature; Tremblay and Louviere resigned their appointments, I have paid every year twenty-five thousand francs to these two gentlemen; on the thirty-first of May every year, M.
You owe Aramis one hundred and fifty thousand francs, then?
To-day, however, is the thirty-first of May, and he has not been yet, and to-morrow, at midday, the payment falls due; if, therefore, I don't pay to-morrow, those gentlemen can, by the terms of the contract, break off the bargain; I shall be stripped of everything; I shall have worked for three years, and given two hundred and fifty thousand francs for nothing, absolutely for nothing at all, dear M.
But, Baisemeaux, I can hardly believe what you tell me; besides, since the Bastile is capable of producing fifty thousand francs a year, why have you not tried to screw one hundred thousand out of it?
Twelve thousand francs a year and perquisites, beside the rents of our farms at Grajeux,--nearly twenty thousand francs a year.
2 billion francs well above expectations, though the fourth-quarter figure was overshadowed by accelerating outflows from its core wealth-management division.
He listened patiently and then said that he had, indeed, given me change for 100 francs but that as I was putting the change in my pocket, I had dropped the 50 franc note.
Winterthur received 600 million francs in equity capital, and 1.
Stripping out financial income, which plunged by almost two thirds to 520 million francs on market woes and a more conservative investment policy by new finance chief Erich Hunziker, operating profit was flat at 1.
The "Lignes Locales" package starts at 130 francs per month for three hours of local calls, 24 hours a day: