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  • n. Plural form of florin.


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  • Holland paid five millions and a half, and France, under the direction of M. de Vergennes, four millions and a half of florins, that is to say, nine millions and forty-five thousand francs, according to M. Soulavie.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • The Prince of Orange, as heir apparent, is accorded by the state an annual income of 100,000 florins, which is increased to

    The Governments of Europe

  • "Holy father, I hand you twelve florins, which is all that we can give, though we well know how poor a pay it is for the wondrous things which you sell us."

    The White Company

  • Thus in Holland they reckon by bank florins, which is only a fictitious money, and which in commerce is sometimes of a greater, sometimes of a less value than the coin which is denominated a florin.

    Reflections on the Formation and Distribution of Wealth

  • Petro wanted ten "florins" in advance, and wine and bread on the road; and as we could not do any better, the bargain was made, and off we tramped through the great city of Milan, scaling the surrounding hills and pulling up as the sun went down at the town of Terracino.

    Shakspere, Personal Recollections

  • I boxed his ears for molesting me, and then I gave him 200 florins which is the usual legal fine for an assault of that kind, to prevent him bringing an action against me.

    The Poor Plutocrats

  • Chattels valued at £10,000, £500 worth of coin, 3000 "florins," -- this was the abbey's estimate of its loss.

    Stray Studies from England and Italy

  • Dutch schoolmaster in the Vicar of Wakefield: — 'I have ten thousand florins

    Chapter 5

  • We joyfully thanked God that we were not as other men, especially hoppers, and went down the road to Maidstone, jingling in our pockets the half-crowns and florins we had brought from London.


  • Shortly after their arrival, the captain of the St. Cathrien sued all the Jewish passengers for 2500 florins to cover their passage and food.

    350th Celebration—1654 Fact Sheet


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