sou


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a former French coin of low denomination

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"In such times as we had before these vile republicans drove all the strangers from Paris, and when our commerce was good," she said, "I might have offered seven francs and a half for that thimble; but, as things are now, the last sou I can think of giving is five francs."
The purse was emptied, and the reticule rummaged, the whole amounting to just twenty-eight francs seven sous.
{sou = a small coin (5 centimes)--20 sous equal one franc}
The purchaser refused to give eighteen sous for it, saying that he could not afford eighteen sous for the skin of a fowl from which M.
Her husband must take her as she is: I can't give her a sou. But the young men don't see with that eye."
The worthy man told him how, at one period, he and his daughter had supported existence, comfortably upon the sum of fifteen sous per diem; recently, having succeeded in hauling ashore the last floating fragments of the wreck of his fortune, his budget had been a trifle more ample.
He received thirty sous per day, and for a month he returned to his lodgings gay as a chaffinch, and affable toward his master.
"But no, better sing 'Cinq sous.' Now, Kolya, your hands on your hips, make haste, and you, Lida, keep turning the other way, and Polenka and I will sing and clap our hands!
"Why, how do you reach the year's end without debts?" Genestas went on, "when you bring up children for a livelihood and wash and feed them on two sous a day?"
Then, thinking that the laborer is worthy of his hire, he drew a few sous from his waistcoat pocket, and held them out to the child, who looked astonished at this, opened his eyes very wide, and stayed on, without thanking him, to watch what the stranger would do next.
8.40: B Blair & D Astley (Sou); P Allen & T Williams (Sou).
Addressing the soldiers of SOU squad at Elite Training School, Bediaan here, he said SOU was a modern skilful force whose every soldier had the capability to conduct any operation successfully.
Addressing the soldiers of SOU squad at Elite Training School, Bediaan here on Friday, he said SOU was a modern skillful force whose every soldier had the capability to conduct any operation successfully.
The state agency started investigating the SOU projects in late 2013.
Sou, of Cassley Road, Speke, was locked up for eight years at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday.