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  • n. Plural form of ducat.

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Examples

  • She pursued, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that when the Care-taker took the two thousand ducats from the Princess and returned to his house, all his family rejoiced in him and blessed him who had been the prime cause of this business.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • In France, the custom of travelling on mules was unknown, so was the coin ducats, so was that of begging with a rosary, and of extorting money in the manner in which Gil Blas describes.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844

  • Mention was made of the smaller ecclesiastical holdings; in addition to his two sees he received in 1546, by the favour of Charles V, a yearly allowance of 2000 ducats from the Spanish Archbishopric of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Would to God there were no other inconvenience than not having a dowry, for your Reverence knows well (and if not, you may be informed), how many Religious there are in our monasteries, without any fortune; but five hundred ducats is a good sum, and with this she might become a religious in any convent.

    The Letters of St. Teresa

  • The coined ducats already lay in a heap in front of the machine and the workmen, now and then, kicked them away with their feet.

    The Poor Plutocrats

  • Corfu, and from thence to Italy, with some naked adherents: his name, his sufferings, and the head of the apostle St. Andrew, entitled him to the hospitality of the Vatican; and his misery was prolonged by a pension of six thousand ducats from the pope and cardinals.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Although Dora Thornton states that the Urbino studiolo would "surely" not have been used for "the most secret negotiations of Federico's government, which would properly have taken place in his bedchamber," 127 an episode recounted by Vespasiano suggests otherwise: "While the Venetian messenger was at Urbino it chanced that one of the Duke's chief officers was in his closet [studiolo], and after the Venetian had left, he turned to the Duke and said, 'Eighty thousand ducats is a good price simply for staying at home'; whereupon the Duke replied wisely, 'To keep faith is still better, and is worth more than all the gold in the world.'"

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Perhaps the most unambiguous evidence: he offered to prevent a crusade to free Constantinople from Muslim rule in return for 300,000 gold ducats from the Turkish sultan.

    Scholars: TV's Borgias saga true to sinful pope

  • All the rest of the accompt of the Barke Reinolds was sent home in the Emanuel, which was 3600. ducats, which is 200. pound more then it was rated.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Millions and an halfe of golden ducats, which is sterling fiue millions, eight score thousand pounds.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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    August 26, 2009

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  • Hollywood slang for movie or concert tickets.

    August 26, 2009