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  • n. Plural form of centime.


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  • MY money oozed awayto eight francs, to four francs, to one franc, to twenty-five centimes; and twenty-five centimes is useless, for it will buy nothing except a newspaper.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Its worst fault was more political than economical: it was the 45 centimes, that is to say, the sudden increase by 45 per cent, of the direct taxes.

    Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Volume 2

  • Thus, for every kilo of wax or copal screwed out of the natives at a cost of five centimes or less, he received into his pocket a bonus of fifteen centimes, that is to say the bonus to Meeus was three times what the natives got; if by any laxity or sense of justice, the cost of the wax or copal rose to six centimes a kilo, Meeus only got ten centimes bonus, and so on.

    The Pools of Silence

  • Considering that the anthology assignment would only have paid 6 US cents (4.3 centimes in Euros) per word, and these translations pay 11 centimes (15 cents US) per word ... it behooves me to do the translations, in what time I have between trips and other obligations.

    Breakfast in Bed

  • The modest recovery in risk appetite commingled with widespread rumors that the central bank was prepared to raise the euro/franc target rate by an additional 10 centimes, driving the franc sharply lower across the board.

    Swiss Franc Falls as Market Ponders SNB's Next Move

  • So certain Parisian bourgeoisie are better off, with new windows and 50 centimes extra in their wallets.

    Stromata Blog:

  • Shares in Petroplus fell 84% to 24 centimes 26 U.S. cents.

    Petroplus to File for Insolvency

  • "For two centimes I'd come over there and drown you, you white beast!"


  • I wonder whether to "fill 'er up" with Sans Plomb* 98 (better for the engine?) or Sans Plomb 95 (a few centimes less and just as suitable for my car).

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Meanwhile, the common currency traded barely 1.5 centimes from the 1.20 franc level that the Swiss National Bank has established as a beachhead against a strong franc.

    Dollar Pulls Back as Euro Climbs Above $1.30


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