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- n. Money held ready for payment, or actually paid, at the time of a transaction.
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- n. money held ready for payment, or actually paid, at the time of a transaction; cash.
- adj. means of immediate payment; cash.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. money in the form of cash that is readily available
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Going about with them all the while, and possibly haggling with them over the values, was an intending purchaser in the person of a certain Matthew Appletree from London ” one of those dealers who followed in the wake of the Parliamentary forces as they advanced into Royalist districts, with a view to pick up good bargains for ready money in the confiscated property of Delinquents.
Now Mr Vincent had lost, and had actually paid to Mrs Luttridge, the ready money which had been destined to discharge his debt to Mr Percival; he expected fresh remittances from the West Indies in the course of a few weeks; but, in the mean time, he must raise this money immediately: this he could only do by having recourse to Jews – a desperate expedient.
Indeed, they were worse, for Werdet's bad circumstances forced him to pledge himself in several quarters in order to raise some ready money for his immediate wants; and, being pledged, he was bound to produce at high pressure.
Quoth the Frank Wilt thou sell it to me and take ready money for it?,
To each of these families, whom I would now call farmers, it was proposed to advance 200 pounds in ready money as a stock to set them to work; to furnish them with cattle, horses, cows, hogs,
– "I know, honest Thady," says he to comfort me, "what I'm about better than you do; I'm only selling to get the ready money wanting, to carry on my suit with spirit with the Nugents of Carrickashaughlin."
White's and to Brookes's; would keep race-horses; would walk up and down Pall Mall; be exonerated of his ready money and his constitution; become as totally devoid of morality, honesty, knowledge, and civility, as Protestant loungers in Pall Mall; and return home with a supreme contempt for Father O'Leary and Father O'Callaghan ....
Compelled to quit Paris, to avoid being hanged in person, as he was in effigy, he divided the care of a large sum of ready money between Ninon de l'Enclos and the Grand Penitencier of Notre Dame.
The grocer generally obtains a credit of three months, & sells for ready money so as to be able to make his paiments & obtain a new supply.
Mrs. Brantley says that around in her neighborhood every one has given almost their last cent of ready money to the war cause.