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Definitions of Gabelle

  1. A tax, especially on salt.
  2. A tax or excise duty, specially on salt in France.
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Usage examples for Gabelle

  1. " See to it, Gabelle – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  2. Lay hands on this stranger if he seeks to lodge in your village to- night, and be sure that his business is honest, Gabelle – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  3. The gabelle or duty on salt, which the government here, as well as elsewhere, had found convenient to impose on one of the indispensable articles of life, partly accounted for such an extraordinary accumulation. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  4. It is as follows:- The question of interference with the Salt Gabelle is assuming a serious aspect. – The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell
  5. Whereupon, Monsieur Gabelle did heavily bar his door, and retire to hold counsel with himself. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  6. Monsieur Gabelle had held the impoverished and involved estate on written instructions, to spare the people, to give them what little there was to give- such fuel as the heavy creditors would let them have in the winter, and such produce as could be saved from the same grip in the summer- and no doubt he had put the fact in plea and proof, for his own safety, so that it could not but appear now. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  7. Finally, there were indirect taxes, such as the salt gabelle – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  8. And what is the message to the unfortunate Gabelle in prison?" – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  9. Put him aside, Monsieur Gabelle – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  10. Go, you are for the old self- called princes of the peace, together with the wranglers against the Cardinal and the gabelle – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  11. The only charges against him, as Senator, were the deaths of Montreal and Pandulfo di Guido, the imposition of the gabelle and the renunciation of his former habits of rigid abstinence, for indulgence in wine and feasting. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  12. The cry of the mob surrounding his palace was not, " Perish him who executed Pandulfo," it was- and this again and again must be carefully noted- it was nothing more nor less than, " Perish him who has made the gabelle – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  13. He blamed himself, because he knew it was his fault that Gabelle had been left so long in such a dangerous post. – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  14. But the Mayor was not allowed to collect his rates from the citizens unfairly, and the dispute which followed Thomas du Bosc's attempt to levy the Gabelle or tax upon salt, led once more to Royal intervention- the King " put the communes under his hand" as the phrase went, until the quarrel had been settled. – The Story of Rouen by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
  15. To preserve Rome from the tyrants it was necessary to maintain an armed force; to pay the force a tax was necessary; the tax was imposed- and the multitude joined with the tyrants, and their cry was, " Perish the traitor who has made the gabelle – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  16. Then followed the announcement of the gabelle – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  17. It was from no fault of his- no injustice, no cruelty, no extravagance- it was not from the execution of Montreal, nor that of Pandulfo di Guido-- it was from a gabelle on wine and salt that he fell. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton