Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pocket-book; especially, a small book or leather pouch with clasps, for holding money.
- n. Alternative form of porte-monnaie.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small pocketbook or wallet for carrying money.
“Mrs. Mackenzie briskly shut her portemonnaie, and rose up from table, quivering with indignant virtue.”
“Upon putting my hand in my pocket for my portemonnaie, lo!”
“I had none, not a kreutzer to my name, and my portemonnaie contained also my return railway-ticket!”
“In the country there are so many lurking-places, particularly in going through woods, whence a robber might pounce upon you all of a sudden and demand your life, or your portemonnaie, or your watch, or your rings, or something, that Miss”
“Ann, thinking an orange would moisten her throat, felt for her portemonnaie, and found it not; for, while she was so intently looking”
“The box was in my inner pocket, the letter in a portemonnaie.”
“If you were to hand me your _portemonnaie_ now, full of notes and gold, and let me walk into the street with it, do you doubt that I should return?”
“I found my watch in these other trousers, and putting a hand in a pocket, fished out also my portemonnaie.”
“The waiter had friends and fellow-conspirators, the boy had none, and when a grab was made for his portemonnaie he backed against the stone wall and whipped out his pygmy six-shooter.”
“Miss Wallen consulted a memorandum on her desk, gravely searched through her portemonnaie, found some small coin and a two-dollar bill, then as gravely took two of the bills and handed him the ten, the two, and the small change.”
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