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  • a king can save her from it, for that is a "trinkgeld" and she pays it from the royal purse.

    Tales of Aztlan; the Romance of a Hero of our Late Spanish-American War, Incidents of Interest from the Life of a western Pioneer and Other Tales

  • In Germany, you might leave a few coins(left over after paying the bill) as “trinkgeld”(drink money) if the service was exceptional–the idea being that, at the end of the shift, the server can treat him/herself to a drink or two.

    Out of Context Ad Challenge: the Answer – The Bleat.

  • I gave the sacristan (at St. Bavon's) and the lions 'keepers three st. _trinkgeld_.

    Albert Durer

  • Anyhow, we were drawn in a sort of triumph, for five marks without any trinkgeld, right up to the castle.

    The Good Soldier

  • The driver was so honest in acknowledging his fault, that I gave him his trinkgeld, and our friend L.S. gave him some advice.

    Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley

  • He paid the landlady her demand, two pfenning, or about an English halfpenny, and he of the pitchfork demanded trinkgeld, and getting a trifle more than usual, and seeing Gerard eye a foaming milk-pail he had just brought from the cow, hoisted it up bodily to his lips.

    The Cloister and the Hearth

  • "If you be a true man," said Ulric shrewdly, "then give us trinkgeld for the knowledge we have given you."

    The Cloister and the Hearth

  • Under the inspiring influence of coming trinkgeld, two solutions were instantly offered Gerard at once: the one was, that should the Count come to himself (which, being a seasoned toper, he was apt to do all in a minute), and find his horse standing sweating in the cold, while

    The Cloister and the Hearth

  • "In which hurtling" Gerard turned his back on them all, and went calmly south, glad to have saved the four tin farthings he had got ready for trinkgeld, but far too heavy hearted even to smile at their drunken extravagance.

    The Cloister and the Hearth

  • And one of the grooms that was civil and had of me trinkgeld, stood now at his cottage-door and asked us in.

    The Cloister and the Hearth


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