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148 example sentences with  rouble

148 example sentences with rouble

On the occasion of my arresting one of the Russian rouble note forgers, a ruffian who would not hesitate to stick at anything, I had provided myself with several sized pairs of handcuffs, and it was not until I had obtained the very much needed assistance that I was able to find the suitable "darbies" for his wrists.

The most ruinous of all is the situation of Poland, whose finance is certainly not better regulated than that of the Bolsheviks of Moscow, to judge from the course of the Polish mark and the Russian rouble if anyone gets the idea of buying them on an international market.

Of course you will say nothing?" "Not a word, m'sieur," and he gathered up the notes plus twenty roubles with which I paid my bill, and taking my hat I followed him to the end of the salle-à-manger behind a high wooden screen, across the huge kitchen, and then through a long stone corridor at the end of which sat a gruff old doorkeeper.

Some took me for a Russian and some little boys ran after me and asked for a rouble.

The extent of the damage is not yet known, but in any case it amounts to hundreds of thousands of roubles.

The rouble has gone into the Abyss.

"Boris, the superb"; "a tartar toreador of hearts"; "Prince of roubles and kopecs"!

"It's awfully extravagant of you, Harry,twenty roubles, a tip for those musicians.

I found some Bolshevik literature advocating the wholesale destruction of the bourgeoisie and intelligenzia (I forget which they put first), also 3,600 roubles, which I gave back to the wife, saying, "That is a gift from me to you."

taking with them about 80,000 roubles belonging to the railway and post office.

They brought a squad of soldiers to examine his trucks, and found an enormous amount of loot from Krasnoyarsk, as well as contraband goods upon which he had to pay duty to the amount of 130,000 roubles.

A pound of sugar cost thirty-five roubles, a pair of 3s. 11d.

goloshes two hundred and fifty roubles, one pound of bread seven roubles.

goloshes two hundred and fifty roubles, one pound of bread seven roubles.

The manager stuck to his post during the battle of Perm, and by a judicious distribution among the Bolshevik Commissars of the surplus roubles of the Tsar remaining in his possession got them out of the works without damage.

The value of the rouble in Perm at that time was about one penny.

My officers and men were paid at the rate of 40 roubles to the £1.

The prisoners' camp was about three and a half versts distant, and the duration of the meeting was one hour and five minutes; the droshky hire for the journey was 100 roubles per droshky.

For instance, common cigarettes were 1 rouble each.

I have no remedy to offer, but it is not very satisfactory to receive your rouble at 6d.

If I had been paid in £1 notes or sovereigns, I could have got something approaching 200 roubles for each at the Perm rate!

I went through the sword tossing, and gained freedom for 100 roubles; and here my narrative of the making of a Cossack had better end.

The commissar, from his knowledge of such matters, believing his savings to be in the feather pillow, ripped it open and found 4,600 roubles.

roubles (old value) and the commander should sign an agreement giving Japan possession of the foreshore and fishing rights up to Kamchatka, a perpetual lease of the Engilsky mines, and the whole of the iron (less that belonging to the Allies) to be found in Vladivostok.

Though sound and good, it is cheap enoughone rouble the quart.

An old Jew having previously agreed to convert, at exorbitant interest, our rouble notes into "sheis" and keráns, negotiations for horses were then opened by Gerôme, and, as the patois spoken in Astará is a mixture of Turkish and Persian, with a little Tartar thrown in, his task was no easy one, especially as every one spoke at once and at the top of their voices.

I paid for the second cabin thirteen silver roubles, or twenty florins fifty kreutzers (2 pounds 1s.

The passport which was obtained on entering must be changed for another for which two silver roubles are paid.

Now, are you sure you thoroughly understand?" "I quite understand, my lord," the man said humbly, "and for this your Excellency has promised me?" "Five hundred roubles and your freedom."

"You are an insolent dog to doubt me," he said in an angry tone; "but you shall have the money; when you call to-morrow the sergeant of the guard will have instructions to hand you a letter which will contain notes for five hundred roubles."

Five hundred roubles in notes are not worth two hundred in gold, and you see I shall have much to do to earn the money, for I may be sent to St. Petersburg and cross-questioned.

" "Very well," the count said, "you shall have a thousand roubles in paper; but beware!

Demetri will give each of you to-morrow fifty roubles for your share in this night's work, and beware that you never let a syllable concerning it pass your lips, even when you are together and alone.

You have never seen Paul Petrofski since I heard you offer him one thousand roubles at the cross-roads that night to betray his master.

It is of course contrary to rule, but a few roubles have settled it.

I thought as much when the news came to me that two peasants had entered a village shop to buy goods, but had been unable to ask for them except by pointing to them, and had given a rouble note and allowed the woman who served them to take her own change.

The Empress Catharine offered the highest sum; and her agent, the Count Orloff, paid for it in her name four hundred and fifty thousand roubles, cash down, and a grant of Russian nobility!

It was an affair of two hours and two roubles.

In ten months, at a cost of thirty-five thousand roubles, General Annenkof built this bridge, the most important one on the Grand Transasiatic.

"Yes; there are bazaars at Kokhan, one of them on the Sokh bridge, the two arms of which traverse the town and in it the finest fabrics of Asia are sold for tillahs of gold, which are worth three roubles and sixty kopeks of our money."

Whether they were first-class or second-class, they had fulfilled the conditions required by the Chinese administration, which levies a rather heavy fee for each visa, payable in roubles, taels or sapeks.

Among the contributions, he received a one-hundred-rouble noteabout $75.

All the proper names, no matter how unpronounceable, must be rigidly adhered to; you must never transpose versts into kilometres, or roubles into francs;I don't know what a verst is or what a rouble is, but when I see the words I am in Russia.

All the proper names, no matter how unpronounceable, must be rigidly adhered to; you must never transpose versts into kilometres, or roubles into francs;I don't know what a verst is or what a rouble is, but when I see the words I am in Russia.

In this office Stepan enjoyed a salary of 6,000 roubles.

In Moscow he lived the life of a retired general on 2750 roubles a year.

Among the number of these was Grigory Mihalovitch Litvinov, a young student of Moscow, the son of a retired official of plebeian extraction, who had once lent the Osinins three hundred roubles.

One thousand two hundred roubles he had cost them.

"So you spent a thousand two hundred roubles on your son?"

"I will give you the thousand two hundred roubles; you can buy some land if you like, and start fresh again.

I gave a thousand two hundred roubles, are now better off than they ever were in their lives, and yet they went to sit at the church gates because such was their fate,which the old woman translated into the "will of God.

It is a strange thing that a man about to throw away his life should grudge a rouble for the case.

But supposing we entered into any partnership, how much would you want us to put into the business?" "It is of no use to speak of that now; but if you could have come into it, let us say with seventy-five thousand roubles" "No, we will not put anything into the business; we do not think it advisable to do so.

Kromitzki entreats me to save my own money and his whole future by sending him another twenty-five thousand roubles.

It is curious to observe how all those whose conscience is not pure, tremble, blush, turn pale, when he fixes on them his slow and penetrating glance; you seem to see the roubles of past bribes gliding before the eyes of the guilty man, and his villanies come rushing on his memory.

A cry of astonishment arose from all: Alexéi Petróvitch quietly looked whether his sabre was notchedfor the weapon had cost him many thousands [of roubles], and presented it as a keepsake to Captain Bekóvitch.

"What size pictures would one buy for fifty roubles?" asked the boy.

"The head man and the village priest rejoiced, and the woman took the dead body home and washed it, and clothed it in white linen, and she ordered a three-rouble coffin covered with purple cloth.

His life opened under rather auspicious influences, for his father owned a candle factory and was so prosperous that his business amounted yearly to a hundred thousand roubles.

His condition became improved and by 1859 he had amassed a capital of two thousand roubles, with which he opened a book-shop, hoping to enlighten the darkness of his country.

Here he received the glad news that the Academy had given him the Pushkin award of five hundred roubles.

In November he bequeathed all he had written to the literary fund; whose Nadson capital now amounts to more than two hundred thousand roubles from the sale of his works.

On the first card he staked fifty thousand roubles, and won sonika; he doubled the stake, and won again; till at last, by pursuing the same tactics, he won back more than he had lost."

"Forty-seven thousand roubles," replied Hermann.

"Allow me to inform you," said Chekalinsky, with his eternal smile, "that you are playing very high; nobody here has ever staked more than two hundred and seventy-five roubles at once.

Hermann waited for the next deal, took a card and placed upon it his forty-seven thousand roubles, together with his winnings of the previous evening.

Chekalinsky was evidently ill at ease, but he counted out the ninety-four thousand roubles and handed them over to Hermann, who pocketed them in the coolest manner possible, and immediately left the house.

"You are so good as to say that I won your money," said Gedeonovsky; "but who won fifteen roubles from me last week?

Peter Andreich, when he received the news of the marriage, took to his bed, and gave orders that his son's name should never again be mentioned to him; but Ivan's mother, without her husband's knowledge, borrowed five hundred paper roubles from a neighboring priest,[A] and sent them to her son, with a little sacred picture for his wife.

The spare little peasant had a rouble given him, asked leave to see the new mistress, whose gossip[B] he was, kissed her hand, and returned home.

In his early years he had enjoyed the reputation of being an able dancer and driller; but as he was very poor he had to act as aide-de-camp to two or three generals of small renown in succession, one of whom gave him his daughter in marriage, together with a dowry of 25,000 roubles.

So he determined, with suppressed indignation, to go to Moscow for economy's sake; and there, in the Old Stable Street, he hired a little house with an escutcheon seven feet high on the roof, and began to live as retired generals do in Moscow on an income of 2,700 roubles a year[B].

[Footnote B: Nearly £400, the roubles being "silver" ones.

The difference in value between "silver" and "paper" roubles exists no longer.] Moscow is an hospitable city, and ready to welcome any one who appears there, especially if he is a retired general.

Here is a rouble for you.

All the proper names, no matter how unpronounceable, must be rigidly adhered to; you must never transpose versts into kilometres, or roubles into francs;I don't know what a verst is or what a rouble is, but when I see the words I am in Russia.

Her future and that of the children she had borne to him became his chief concern; and as early as 1708, when he was leaving Moscow to join his army, he left behind him a note: "If, by God's will, anything should happen to me, let the 3000 roubles which will be found in Menshikoff's house be given to Catherine Vassilevska and her daughter."

No existing crown was good enough for the ex-maid-of-all-work, so one of special magnificence was made by the Court jewellersa miracle of diamonds and pearls, crowned by a monster rubyat a cost of a million and a half roubles.

The Coronation gown, which cost four thousand roubles, was made at Paris; and from Paris, too, came the gorgeous coach with its blaze of gold and heraldry, in which the Tsarina made her triumphal progress through the streets of the capital from the Winter Palace.

And to his brothers she was almost equally generous, for in a few years of her ascendancy the Orloffs were enriched by vast estates on which forty-five thousand serfs toiled, by palaces, and by gold to the amount of seventeen million roubles.

While he was swaggering at a Jassy fête, in a costume ablaze with diamonds worth a million roubles, news came to him of a good-looking young lieutenant who was not only installed in his place by Catherine's side, but was actually occupying his own apartments.

When she learned that the man who had so befriended her was himself poor, actually in money difficulties, she insisted on giving him every rouble she could wring, by any abject appeal, out of her friends and relatives.

In 1637, for instance, the monarch of Sweden established the Bank of Stockholm; yet in a little while its issues amounted to forty-eight millions of roubles, and their depreciation to ninety-six per cent.

A labourer or teamster, who would demand twenty roubles in money for a month's work, was entirely satisfied if we gave him eight pounds of tea and ten pounds of sugar in its stead; and as the latter cost us only ten roubles, we made a saving of one-half in all our expenditures.

A labourer or teamster, who would demand twenty roubles in money for a month's work, was entirely satisfied if we gave him eight pounds of tea and ten pounds of sugar in its stead; and as the latter cost us only ten roubles, we made a saving of one-half in all our expenditures.

ROUBLE, a silver coin of the value of 3s.

2d.; the unit of the Russian monetary system; a much depreciated paper rouble is also in circulation; the rouble is divided into 100 copecks.

2d.; the unit of the Russian monetary system; a much depreciated paper rouble is also in circulation; the rouble is divided into 100 copecks.

He grumbled and wished to know how much I intended to pay him, and when I said one and a half roubles, answered that he would not take me for less than three.

I sighed as I remembered the days not so long before, when that same coachman would have thought it an honour to drive me for half a rouble.

"A mere rouble or so?" "Nothing."

"I don't know what you're talking about, BarinI suppose you haven't a rouble or two on you?"

He little knew that, before the year was out, he would be shovelling snow in the Morskaia for a rouble an hour.)

He has only one rouble, twenty kopecks.

* * * * * A bride to an engineer: a dynamite cartridge filled with one-hundred-rouble notes.

* * * * * A Councillor of State; it came out after his death that, in order to earn a rouble, he was employed at the theatre to bark like a dog; he was poor.

For example: he cut the payment of grants to money-losing farms and industries; he also removed control over prices; he took steps for convertibility of the Russian rouble.

Overall, over 136 billion roubles will be allocated for this purpose, with 105 billion coming from the federal budget.

The 30% drop had oil-linked currencies cratering the rouble fell 9% and the stock prices of household-name oil majors from Shell to ExxonMobil were down by double digits.

Measures are being taken to form a currency market, set a realistic exchange rate for the rouble, and make it convertible.