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ducats

and duc-ducs (ˈdəkəts and ˈdəkdəks)
n. money. (see also gold.) Who’s got enough ducats to pay for the tickets? I don’t have enough duc-ducs to buy the ducks.
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First of all, Peter can happen to give a money changer in Milan a hundred gold Florentine ducats and want the same number of Florentines in Florence.
Ninth, whoever lends one hundred ducats in Medina should not receive one hundred in Lisbon because they are worth more there than here, (58) and whoever lends may not take more than what he lent.
26) In his will (17 September 1517) Bernardino Benali, who worked as a bookseller and printer in Venice in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, left twenty-four ducats to each of his wife's two nieces, the sisters Laura and Angela Bianzago, for their assistance in his business.
This is true if both are the same quality, and the one over there is equal in worth to the one that is here, but it is not true if the [load of wheat] in Toro is worth four ducats over there and here no more than two and if he could have it brought securely for one.
Indeed, now that George Seifert is no longer the head coach for San Francisco, Carroll soon might be looking for any kind of NFL job, whether it includes 50 Super Bowl ducats or one parking pass.
She was actually purchased by the Duke from her husband and his mother for 8,000 ducats and additional sinecures.
These [dealings] work in the following way (as I have learned at my expense): One who has money gives it at the end of the May fair in Medina del Campo (which ends at the end of July) for Lisbon, to be paid within a month, sometimes for an equal sum--that is, so many ducats for an equal sum, sometimes at 1 percent.
5) But the ducats produced with a half pound were worth 24,500 maravedis, because the 1 1/3 ducat that was taken for expenses from the 64 eighths of an ounce used for producing the other 64 ducats were worth 500 maravedis.
What had stood for 760 years has now been taken from them, when they had spent 46,000 ducats on the church, the convent and the magnificent refectory.
Not only are fans facing top-tier ducats of $300 apiece for the Stones' soon-to-start tour, they're also being asked to shell out $90 a pop for the bottom-price, a k a the nosebleed seats.
The question, therefore, is: when those gold coins had that value in former times, and when today, that they no longer exist, they speak of ducats in the exchanges making reference to the explained value, do they observe the equality when exchanging a ducat in Castile for a ducat in Portugal or in Flanders?
68] Nicia himself, Ligurio goes on, has pledged three hundred ducats out of "vergogna" (prompting from the outraged Nicia the muted aside, "Che chiacchiera
For example, it shall be licit to loan two units of wheat at the time when each one is worth two ducats in order to get back four units at the time of harvest when it is estimated that each unit shall be worth one ducat, since here is seen the equality between what is given and what is received, even if there is inequality in the amount or number of units.
The total cost of Donatello's altar was about 3000 ducats (1 ducat = approximately 5.
Friday, he turned his apartment into a sales shop to resell the ducats.