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  • noun Plural form of zwanziger.

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Examples

  • As I stood upon the beach the next morning, while my portmanteau was being handed into the boat, I gave the Boots five zwanzigers.

    Tales of all countries

  • We paid our twenty zwanzigers and went on, consoling ourselves with the thought of our ready supper and our assured beds.

    An Autobiography

  • While I was suffering all that fatigue in Milan, spending my precious zwanzigers in driving about from one hotel to another, the box had been safe, standing in my own room at

    Tales of all countries

  • The demand seemed to create some surprise; but we persisted, and were only mildly grieved when we found ourselves charged twenty zwanzigers for the message.

    An Autobiography

  • We had vague notions of his having decamped; but considering that we had only paid him two zwanzigers out of the five bargained for, the supposition seemed hardly a reasonable one.

    A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France

  • It was the first time in her life that she had seen a gold coin, and the guide had to explain to her that it could be changed into many of the zwanzigers or beshliks which were the only coins she knew.

    The Autobiography of a Journalist

  • Then, we slept at Padua on St. Anthony's night (more's the pity for us: they made us pay sixteen zwanzigers for it!), and Robert and I, leaving Wiedeman at the inn, took a caleche and drove over to Arqua, which I had set my heart on seeing for Petrarch's sake.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • We paid our twenty zwanzigers and went on, consoling ourselves with the thought of our ready supper and our assured beds.

    Autobiography of Anthony Trollope

  • The demand seemed to create some surprise; but we persisted, and were only mildly grieved when we found ourselves charged twenty zwanzigers for the message.

    Autobiography of Anthony Trollope

  • Lest the fervid imagination of the gondolier rise to zwanzigers and florins, and a tedious dispute ensue, he asks: "How many centissimi do you want?" and the contract is made, for a number of soldi.

    Venetian Life

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