Sous


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(F. sŌ; colloq. Eng. sous)
n.1.A corrupt form of Sou.
References in classic literature ?
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}
Ah, let us sing in French, 'Cinq sous,' I have taught it you, I have taught it you.
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.
Well, then, send away the Abbe Fouquet; I have not a sou.
In our part of the world you would simply have to wear your life out before you would make ten sous a day.
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.
than those which your April greensward gives your cows to browse upon; while I, a poet, am hooted, and shiver, and owe twelve sous, and the soles of my shoes are so transparent, that they might serve as glasses for your lantern
He received thirty sous per day, and for a month he returned to his lodgings gay as a chaffinch, and affable toward his master.
Si vous envisagez la question sous ce point de vue,"* he began, pronouncing French with evident difficulty, and speaking even slower than in Russian but quite calmly.
Here long ago the girls of Sou, the darlings of the King, Dabbled their shining skirts with dew from the gracious blooms of Spring.
My cousin doesn't give me a sou of the money; but I make bold, nevertheless, to say that my trouble is remunerated.