Definitions

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  • n. Any of several obsolete European silver coins

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small silver coin and money of account of Germany, worth about two cents. It was discontinued in the new monetary system of the empire and not subsequeently used.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small silver coin of various kinds current in Germany from the fourteenth century to the present time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 100 groschen equal 1 schilling in Austria

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Examples

  • “Then give him him two thalers, twelve groschen, that is double and enough; see, I have money in plenty,” and he gave the father a hundred thalers, and said, “You shall never know want, live as comfortably as you like.”

    Household Tales

  • ” “Then give him two thalers, twelve groschen, that is double and enough; see, I have money in plenty, ” and he gave the father a hundred thalers, and said, “You shall never know want, live as comfortably as you like.

    The Spirit in the Bottle

  • "Then give him him two thalers, twelve groschen, that is double and enough; see, I have money in plenty," and he gave the father a hundred thalers, and said, "You shall never know want, live as comfortably as you like."

    Household Tales by Brothers Grimm

  • But it wasn't as festive as Old Town's, where dozens of vendors sold produce, crafts, and food below yellow and tan awnings, the shop windows displayed Baltic amber, and for a few groschen a trained parrot would pick your fortune from a small jug of paper scrolls.

    ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

  • Also, I learned what worldly accomplishments I could command; taking a dancing-tutor at the expense of a groschen a lesson, a course of fencing from a French practitioner, and attending lectures on the great horse and the equestrian science at the hippodrome of a celebrated cavalry professor.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • The reason you assign for having hitherto met with none of my swarms of Germans in Italy, is a very solid one; and I can easily conceive, that the expense necessary for a traveler must amount to a number of thalers, groschen, and kreutzers, tremendous to

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • Akakievitch had a habit of putting, for every ruble he spent, a groschen into a small box, fastened with a lock and key, and with a slit in the top for the reception of money.

    The Cloak

  • The Jew was delighted with the profit, and brought the sum in bad groschen, three of which were worth two good ones.

    Household Tales

  • “Oh,” said he, “do you want to win the three groschen too?”

    Household Tales

  • So he went in, and played away the three groschen also.

    Household Tales

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