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  • They broke betwixt them the thin broad-piece of gold which Alice had refused to receive from Ravenswood.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • "Do it with all civility," said the lady, "and let Whitaker send her the wages for which she has served, and a broad-piece over and above; for though a light-headed young woman, she was kind to the children."

    Peveril of the Peak

  • They broke betwixt them the thin broad-piece of gold which Alice had refused to receive from

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • Kensington -- where the nobility and gentry who met (but in no great numbers) used to make a sum for them, each giving a broad-piece or the like. "

    A Book of the Play Studies and Illustrations of Histrionic Story, Life, and Character

  • I knew him well; but if the youth be a friend of yours, depend upon't he's kindly thought of, for the leader put a broad-piece into my hand as he passed, and told me to see that the Cavalier was properly attended to. "

    The Buccaneer A Tale

  • Whitaker send her the wages for which she has served, and a broad-piece over and above; for though a light-headed young woman, she was kind to the children.”

    Peveril of the Peak

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