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  • n. Plural form of pistole.


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  • One morning, on his return from the law-school, Marius found a letter from his aunt, and the sixty pistoles, that is to say, six hundred francs in gold, in a sealed box.

    Les Miserables, Volume III, Marius

  • In 1770 he bought Great Meadows from the Pennsylvania government for 30 pistoles about £25.

    George Washington’s First War

  • December 28, 2009 3:23 PM trappist pistoles olestra trappist said...

    Passing the Mantle: The End of the Aughts is Nigh

  • Aunt Gillenormand made repeated attempts, and sent him the sixty pistoles several times.

    Les Miserables

  • “You will send sixty pistoles every six months to that blood-drinker, and you will never mention his name to me.”

    Les Miserables

  • Champlain refused to believe a word of it and answered, “You say that they gave each of you a hundred pistoles and a certain amount of trade, and…on these terms you promised them complete fidelity.”

    Champlain's Dream

  • Candide following the advice of his friend Martin, and burning with impatience to see the real Miss Cunegund, rather than be obliged to appear at a court of justice, proposed to the officer to make him a present of three small diamonds, each of them worth three thousand pistoles.


  • Three diamonds worth three thousand pistoles! why, my dear sir, so far from carrying you to jail, I would lose my life to serve you.


  • Under the head of rational pleasures, I comprehend, first, proper charities, to real and compassionate objects of it; secondly, proper presents to those to whom you are obliged, or whom you desire to oblige; thirdly, a conformity of expense to that of the company which you keep; as in public spectacles; your share of little entertainments; a few pistoles at games of mere commerce; and other incidental calls of good company.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • I would love to see a little more moral latitude in our movies, but then I guess they would make as much money The Crime of Padre Amaro or American Beauty, rather than the supercolossal Shrek 2-level pistoles.

    I WISH Hollywood Was That Organized ...


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