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  • n. Plural form of franc.


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  • Their rent amounted to 700 francs, * so that out of the 3000 francs** which the husband earned at his office, barely a couple of hundred were left them every month.

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  • He thence learns that France has exported 200,000 francs, and imported 352,000; from whence the honorable deputy concludes "_that she has spent, dissipated the profits of her previous savings; that she is impoverishing herself and progressing to her ruin; and that she has squandered on a foreign nation_ 152,000 _francs of her capital_."

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  • Following the tasting, the NYWCC will serve a sure-to-be excellent lunch, where we'll pour a non-blind flight of reserve cab francs from the Finger Lakes.

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  • In 1902, a political and financial scandal rocked the French nation when it was discovered that Madame Thérèse Humbert (nee Aurignac), daughter-in-law of the deceased Minister of Justice, had swindled nearly 100 million francs from the French government and its citizens over twenty years.

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  • However, until recently, prices were shown both in French francs and euros.

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  • The same will of course apply to Canadian holders of guilders, francs, or loans denominated in francs or guilders, or what have you.

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  • This has resulted from the gift of Dr. Alexander Graham Bell in 1880, who having received 50,000 francs from the French government in recognition of his services in the field of invention, decided to use the money to establish the bureau for the "increase and diffusion of knowledge relating to the deaf."

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  • Boris was still sleeping, on some mysterious terms, at the house of the cobbler, and he had managed to borrow another twenty francs from a Russian friend.

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  • Six francs is a shilling, and you can live on a shilling a day in Paris if you know how.

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  • Boris had managed in the beginning to extract an advance of sixty francs from the patron, but he had spent half of it, in redeeming his waiter’s clothes, and half on the girl of sympathetic temperament.

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