Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coin formerly current in Germany, struck in silver and copper, and worth less than 2 United States cents.
- n. A modern copper coin of Austria, the one hundredth part of the florin, equal to nearly half of a United States cent. Also spelled creutzer.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small copper coin formerly used in South Germany; also, a small Austrian copper coin.
- German Kreuzer (Wiktionary)
“And I love his father — the old man gave me this baldric and this horn, which I warrant cost many a kreutzer.”
“But while Herr Klüber was settling up with the waiter, to whom, by way of punishment, he gave not a single kreutzer for himself,”
“He is a mule, a dead gasteropod, without vim or stamina, not worth a cracked kreutzer.”
“Of the small copper coin current, known as the kreutzer, 100 make a gulden.”
“Uncle Christian knew exactly how I was situated, and yet had never sent me a kreutzer.”
“Oh heavens! were I a wealthy man, I would say, 'Mozart, compose what you please, and as well as you can; but till you offer me something finished, you shall not get a single kreutzer.”
“I not only never devoted a kreutzer to my own private pleasure, but that I could never, in spite of all my contrivances and care, have managed to live free from debt without the especial favour of”
“I had none, not a kreutzer to my name, and my portemonnaie contained also my return railway-ticket!”
“He would talk until his head smoked of his list of miraculous cures -- of his balsams, his anodynes, his elixirs; in the benevolence of his soul he would, to accommodate the pockets of the poor, sell a pennyworth of the philosopher's stone; and, as a further illustration of his sympathy for suffering man or woman, give, even for a kreutzer, a mouthful of the Fountain of Youth.”
“In some quarters of Poland the Jews have small thin bits of brass, with the Hebrew word prutah impressed upon them, for the uses in charity on the part of those among them that cannot afford to give a kreutzer to a poor man.”
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