tontine

[ ton-teen, ton-teen ]SEE DEFINITION OF tontine

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When it was discovered that Loka was nowhere in the immediate vicinity, Tontine was furious.

The suspense over, Tontine began to cry; that followed naturally, of course.

They were to shut the gates of the Tontine, and barricade them with the coaches.

It was decided that they should be thrown between the barracks and the Tontine.

Tontine in the French finances, what, with the derivation of the name, 390.

I have not only not gained the tontine—I have lost the leather business!'

By way of experiment, a tontine, on principles stated in the report, was also suggested.

I have not only not gained the tontine—I have lost the leather business!

Tontine began to grumble at once when she discovered that Loka was not at hand to receive them on their return.

"I'll saddle the hoss an' go see, Tontine," interposed Baptiste, who was beginning to share his wife's uneasiness.

WORD ORIGIN

1765, from French tontine, named for Lorenzo Tonti, Neapolitan banker who in 1653 first proposed this method of raising money.

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grab bag

nounassortment of miscellaneous items
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