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Centime   /sˈɛntˌaɪm/   Listen

A fractional monetary unit of several countries: France and Algeria and Belgium and Burkina Faso and Burundi and Cameroon and Chad and the Congo and Gabon and Haiti and the Ivory Coast and Luxembourg and Mali and Morocco and Niger and Rwanda and Senegal and Switzerland and Togo.
A coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit.  Synonyms: cent, penny.

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"Centime" Quotes from Famous Books

... : Chinese. pupilo : pupil (of eye). decido : decision. centimo : centime. ced- : give up, yield, cede. forto : strength, power. forlas- : forsake, leave. nesto : nest. prudenta : reasonable, prudent. Fortuno : fortune. firma : firm, stable. funto : pound (weight or money). sterlinga ...
— The Esperanto Teacher - A Simple Course for Non-Grammarians • Helen Fryer

... could save a centime a day, I could buy a pair of stockings this time next year," thought Bebee, locking her shoes with her other treasures in her drawer the next morning, and taking her broom and pail to wash down ...
— Bebee • Ouida

... home of some poor gentleman who had seen better days, and whom necessity obliged to deny himself the poor luxury of a centime light. Possibly it was a little shopman, as the abbe had suggested, struggling with fortune—not scrupulous in honesty, and shunning observation; or it might be (who could tell) a sleek-faced villain, stealing ...
— Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 3. March 1848 • Various

... square leagues, the total rent of which, by this estimate, would be four hundred and twenty thousand francs, which, when divided among nearly thirty-four millions of people, would give each an INCOME OF A CENTIME AND A QUARTER. That is the new right which the great genius of Fourier has invented IN BEHALF OF THE FRENCH PEOPLE, and with which his first disciple hopes to reform the world. I denounce M. Considerant ...
— What is Property? - An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government • P. J. Proudhon

... The saucer is presented to each in turn. I supposed that the application to Si'or Pantaleone was an empty form. But no. That retired gentleman could still find wherewithal to patronize the fine arts, and dropped a centime—the fifth part of a cent—into the dish with the air of a prince bestowing the grand cross of the Golden Fleece. Then comes a dealer in ready-made trousers, which Pantaloon examines curiously and cheapens. Then a body of men singing part-songs, not ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Vol. XV., No. 85. January, 1875. • Various

Words linked to "Centime" :   Cameroon franc, Ivory Coast franc, Burundi franc, copper, dinar, Burkina Faso franc, Chadian franc, Senegalese franc, Togo franc, Niger franc, dirham, coin, Luxembourg franc, Gabon franc, Moroccan dirham, Swiss franc, Mali franc, subunit, Algerian dinar, Belgian franc, fractional monetary unit, Cote d'Ivoire franc, Congo franc, new penny, Rwanda franc, Haitian centime, franc

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