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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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It was a vulgar Paris that he showed Philip, but Philip saw it with eyes blinded with illusion.
They spent the inside of a week there, leaving on Sunday, and when Philip late at night reached his dingy rooms in Barnes his mind was made up; he would surrender his articles, and go to Paris to study art; but so that no one should think him unreasonable he determined to stay at the office till his year was up.
We have none; we left England, ignorant of the state of politics here, having left Paris before the departure of the king.
We parted from him four days ago and we have reason to believe that he has reached Paris before us.
From that moment all traces of what was occurring in the streets of Paris were lost to us.
Life is my business - life - this great city, Paris - Paris after dark - its lights, its gardens, its odd corners.
The English men of fashion in Paris courted her, too, to the disgust of the ladies their wives, who could not bear the parvenue.
de Treville, confiding to him candidly the importance of his departure, when the news was transmitted to him as well as to his three friends that the king was about to set out for Paris with an escort of twenty Musketeers, and that they formed part of the escort.
But the Americans who choose this peculiar manner of seeing Paris must be actually just as bad.
The day for the execution of the Turk was fixed, but on the night previous to it he quitted his prison and before morning was distant many leagues from Paris.
In Paris he is assailed by temptations of every kind.
For the bourgeois of Paris were aware that it is not sufficient to pray in every conjuncture, and to plead for the franchises of the city, and they had always in reserve, in the garret of the town hall, a few good rusty arquebuses.