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three-per-cents

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Government stocks paying three per cent.; specifically, “that portion of the consolidated debt of Great Britain which originated in 1752 in consequence of some annuities granted by George I. being consolidated in one fund with a three per cent, stock formed in 1731” (Bithell, Counting-House Dictionary).

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Examples

  • You will therefore find in the middle of the third volume of Pandects, folio, bound in red morocco (the last volume on the first shelf above the little table in the library, on the side of the room next the salon), three certificates of Funds in the three-per-cents, made out to bearer, each amounting to twelve thousand francs a year — “What depths of wickedness!” screamed the post master.

    Ursula

  • Seeing the three-per-cents quoted at forty-five, the doctor started by post for Paris, and invested five hundred and forty thousand francs in shares to bearer.

    Ursula

  • Cousin James-the-druggist had been at him to do something better by his £3,000 than leave it in a bank for Quakers to make more from than he did—invest it in the three-per-cents, or at least invest it! urged the businesslike member of the Morgan clan.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Great Britain realized only 63 per cent or less in depreciated currency from her three-per-cents, but redeems them at par, or buys them in open market.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866

  • And no less tragically mirthful is Dis Aliter Visum, a variation on the same or a kindred theme, where our young Bohemian sculptor is replaced by the elderly poet, bent, wigged, and lamed, but sure of the fortieth chair in the Academy, and the lone she-sparrow of the house-top by a young beauty, who adds to her other attractions a vague, uninstructed yearning for culture and entirely substantial possessions in the three-per-cents.

    Robert Browning

  • It follows from what has been said, that literature, being essentially the expression of experience and emotion -- of what we have seen, felt and thought -- that only _that_ literature is effective, and to be prized accordingly, which has _reality for its basis_ (needless to say that emotion is as real as the three-per-cents), _and effective in proportion to the depth and breadth of that basis_.

    George Eliot; a Critical Study of Her Life, Writings & Philosophy

  • They are for different sums in the three-per-cents.

    The Woodlanders

  • Previous to that time there were very few joint stock companies in existence -- investors being satisfied for the most part with the sweet simplicity of three-per-cents.

    Western Worthies A Gallery of Biographical and Critical Sketches of West of Scotland Celebrities

  • And I hope I felt some gratitude to God for giving the poor lad such trust in Him, which, it seemed to me, was better than trusting in the three-per-cents, colonel; for you can draw upon him to no end o 'good things.

    Adela Cathcart, Volume 1

  • She reduced the expenses, handled the resources herself, sold the two farms in 1847, bought some three-per-cents. in 1848, and restored stable equilibrium in the budget.

    The Man With The Broken Ear

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