Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Italian coin of about the value of a half a United States cent.
“The "quattrino" serving of wine is a nice option, a way to keep from drinking too much and also to keep the cost of your meal down, if that's a concern.”
“The quattrino is the only difference the Holy Father allows to be put any longer between us and the clergy -- who spit and pay nothing. ”
“He might be shown in the wine-shops at a quattrino a head.”
“They borrowed a quattrino apiece from a neighbour and were richly rewarded.”
“In 1835 Gregory XVI regulated the monetary system of the Pontifical States, establishing the scudo as the unit, and dividing it into 100 baiocchi, while the baiocco was divided into 5 quattrini (the quattrino, until 1591, had been equal to ¼ of a baiocco).”
“Not having for eighteen years past received a quattrino for the paintings which I delivered from time to time, and of which I forward a list by this opportunity to the secretary”
“How can you approach your lady, or anybody's lady, without a coat on your back or a quattrino in your pocket?”
“For the crucifixes, which are very fine, and in the rococo manner now so much esteemed, I cannot say a quattrino less than four ducats, nor can a Christian, I suppose, set any bounds to the value he places upon that symbol.”
“He was a native of Montepulciano, and secretary to Pope Martin V., that _Papa Martino non vale un quattrino_, on whom, during his long residence in Florence, the street-boys made their rhymes.”
“_Papa_ _Martino non vale un quattrino_, on whom, during his long residence in Florence, the street-boys made their rhymes.”
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