American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Charles X 1757-1836. King of France (1824-1830) who attempted to restore absolutism by dissolving the Chamber of Deputies and terminating freedom of the press. He abdicated as a result of the July Revolution of 1830 and later fled to England.
“You entered a deal with the Wysses using their land as collateral.”
“When the construction loans came due, the Wysses lost everything except their own home and three quarter-acre lots they had excluded from the deal near the back of the development.”
“The heavy oak kitchen table was still there, the one they had all sat around that evening, eating chocolate and anise pizzelles, as Kier explained his plans, the Wysses holding hands and listening eagerly.”
““Hadn’t you done enough ‘business’ with the Wysses?””
“It was the Wysses’ original home and at one time all sixty-four acres of Il Pascolo had belonged to them.”
“The first time Kier saw the Wysses’ property it was an operating dairy with more than a hundred black and white Holsteins contentedly roaming the grounds.”
“Spurred by greed, Kier rushed the construction, wagering with the Wysses’ property.”
“It had been a decade since he’d seen the Wysses and they were unlikely to recognize him even without his black eyes and bandage.”
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