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Paris

A former slang term for the spot exchange rate for the U.S. dollar and the French franc.
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Of another whom I met and loved in that brief month in Paris, I cherish tenderer memories.
when you know Paris as I do, you will have seen Strange Things.
The king, however, who sought distraction, while traveling as fast as possible--for he was anxious to be in Paris by the twenty-third--stopped from time to time to fly the magpie, a pastime for which the taste had been formerly inspired in him by De Luynes, and for which he had always preserved a great predilection.
But tell me now, count," exclaimed Albert, delighted at the idea of having to chaperon so distinguished a person as Monte Cristo; "tell me truly whether you are in earnest, or if this project of visiting Paris is merely one of the chimerical and uncertain air castles of which we make so many in the course of our lives, but which, like a house built on the sand, is liable to be blown over by the first puff of wind?
Give us the clergy and the people, of whom you can dispose, and I will bring you the citizens and the parliament; with these four elements Paris is ours in a week; and believe me, monsieur coadjutor, the court will give from fear what it will not give from good-will.
Les ordonnances = four decrees establishing absolute rule, issued by King Charles X on July 25, 1830, which touched off the July Revolution, leading to his abdication on July 31, and the installation of the Duke of Orleans as Louis Philippe I, King of the French--Cooper was living in Paris during this period, though he returned there from Italy and Germany a few days after the July Revolution itself, and he was a close friend of the Marquis de Lafayette who played a major part in the Revolution and its aftermath; for Cooper and many others, the ultimate results of the Revolution were a serious disappointment, since the new King seemed rapidly to become almost as conservative as the old}
I departed, and found myself smiling at the Englishman's strange assurance that I should soon be leaving for Paris.
Well, then, monsieur, that word Paris appears to me to be only an excuse.
And since his departure from Paris on the following day he has certainly not returned.
Father lost three steamers in succession by remaining in Paris to argue with me.
Goodworthy asked him suddenly if he would like to go to Paris.
My lord and my lady are enjoying themselves at Paris.