milreis


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milreis

(ˈmɪlˌreɪs; Portuguese milˈrɛiʃ)
n, pl -reis
(Currencies) a former monetary unit of Portugal and Brazil, divided into 1000 reis
[C16: from Portuguese, from mil thousand + réis, pl of real royal]
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Attached to the post-mortem inventory of Felix Alves de Andrade, owner of Engenho Maroim, the ledger registered the significant sum of four milreis (Rs.
Tinha dinheiro, muito dinheiro; nao contou, mas viu duas notas de duzentos milreis, algumas de cinquenta e vinte; calculou uns setecentos mil reis ou mais; quando menos, seiscentos.
The Portuguese who entered the fleeing boat to arrest Cankli Kumaran, forcefully confiscated the 8,000 milreis (Portuguese currency) found in the boat and ran amok with the royalties in the boat.
The natural mechanism is the following: On the plateau there are certain individuals who, for 10 to 20 milreis, acquire the negroes, who then pass through intermediaries, and eventually arrive on the coast, where they are sold at a higher price.
90) Wielding pick axes or shovels during the day and sleeping in hammocks and sacks near the jobsite at night, cassacos earned meager salaries for their backbreaking labor--a mere 4 milreis per day (20 American cents )--payable in scrip and redeemable with the unregulated purveyors of food and merchandise.
Manuel Gonzalez declaro que no era anarquista, sino que pasando por la puerta del periodico A Voz do Povo le pagaron cinco milreis por repartir boletines, y que el dia que fue detenido (2-1-1921, a finales del periodo de intensa agitacion social que la historiografia llama Terror Vermelho) recibio de unos hombres en la plaza Tiradentes (un centrico lugar de concentracion de trabajadores) unas piedras y le obligaron a ir hasta la avenida Central, a una manifestacion, donde la policia lo detendria con piedras y todo.