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  • I mean -- an 'thousan's of poun's' worth of wool goods sent out every week -- well-made goods, too, as every one will tell you.

    Sarah's School Friend

  • "We're standing to lose thousan's an 'thousan's of dollars," he told himself in disgust.

    Judith of Blue Lake Ranch

  • "Lordy, chile, dey's thousan's, an 'thousan's er Yankees des over dat little hill dar -- dey'll kill every one er you all!"

    The Southerner A Romance of the Real Lincoln

  • I've killed iliphants an 'tigers be th' hundherd, rescooed people fr'm dhrownin 'be th' thousan ', climbed up th' outside iv a burnin 'buildin' an 'come down with two or three fine-lookin' ladies in me arms, captured forts, charged armies, knocked out th 'wurruld's greatest pugilists with a punch, led revolutions, suppressed thim, an' done it all modestly an 'quietly.

    Observations By Mr. Dooley

  • I have earned, this way and that, all that I might ever get from the King's coffers -- even this three hunder 'thousan' francs, ten times told.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • Three hunder 'thousan' francs, and the time is up! '

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • The Intendant look up sharp and say, 'What! Two hunder' thousan 'francs!'

    The Seats of the Mighty, Complete

  • Some people says dey's fo 'thousan' people in dis town -- dis city.

    Sociable Jimmy

  • An 'Ah know you won't run,' cos o 'that fi' thousan 'dollahs ... an' this. "

    THE NUMBERS

  • He wants me to keep a hold on B.M. Comber an 'make sho' lie earn that fi 'thousan' dollahs ... "

    THE NUMBERS

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