long purse

long purse

n
informal wealth; riches
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He should a been wed afore, to a widow lady, but they couldn't agree over the money: she'd a rare long purse, and Mr.
He produced a long purse, with the greatest coolness, and counted them out on the table and pushed them over to me.
Caderousse, more and more astonished, went toward a large oaken cupboard, opened it, and gave the abbe a long purse of faded red silk, round which were two copper runners that had once been gilt.
It was the golden end of afternoon as the coach stopped in front of the main hotel, The Golden Fortune; and for the benefit of any with not too long purses who shall hereafter light on Yellowsands, and be alarmed at the name and the marble magnificence of that delightful hotel, I may say that the charges there were surprisingly "reasonable," owing to one other wise provision of the young lord and master of that happy place, who had had the wit to realise that the nicest and brightest and prettiest people were often the poorest.
He was always approachable, for he was much addicted to standing about in the vestibules and porticos of inns, and he availed himself little of the opportunities for impressive seclusion which are so liberally offered in Europe to gentlemen who travel with long purses.
When he was young he became a member of an aristocratic club, and there, having charming manners, he was soon the intimate of a number of men with long purses and expensive habits.
The 80 metre long purse seiner/trawler will primarily operate in the North Atlantic, the North Sea and in Norwegian waters.
The two men went on a spending spree, but they soon noticed that the money from Mrs Cluefir's long purse seemed to be cursed.
The incidences of bad luck continued, and Reid became convinced the long purse was jinxed, so he decided to retrieve it from the bin and take it back to its owner.