Usage examples for guinea

  1. At that moment Polynesia joined us and said, " Doctor, there are two guinea- pigs at the back door. – The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  2. As much as thirty- two shillings in silver value could, at one time, be obtained on the other side of the water for an English guinea. – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle
  3. The distance was about sixty miles, and I had paid a guinea for my place. – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  4. There are three troops of guinea- fowl in those upper kloofs, and the hoek down along the spruit is just swarming with blekbuck." – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  5. Guinea- fowl recognized the importance of cultivation, and created terrible damage. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  6. He's beaten poor Nutter, and won the race; though the stakes, after all, were scarce worth taking- and what's life without a guinea? – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  7. A guinea apiece if you save her. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  8. In some of the countries of Guinea, dogs are bred for the table, and sit in circles in the market places for sale. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  9. There's a guinea, Claire; it's all I have to- day. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  10. Why, you will be wanting white mice and guinea- pigs next! – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn
  11. The New Guinea native can at times tell the presence of an enemy simply by his sense of smell, and I suppose I've lived so long amongst them that I have acquired something of this kind. – The Lost Valley by J. M. Walsh
  12. If your brother were a famous violinist and I paid half- a- guinea for a stall to hear him, you would not think he had lowered himself by taking my money for the pleasure he gave me. – The Intriguers by William Le Queux
  13. I had hoped to have spent this vacation with him in that way, but his school bill was higher than usual, and after paying it, I had not a guinea to spare- obliged to come here where they lodge and feed me for nothing; the boy's uncle on the mother's side- respectable man in business- kindly takes him home for the holidays; but did not ask me, because his wife- and I don't blame her- thinks I'm too wild for a City clerk's sober household. – What Will He Do With It, Book 7. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  14. He's right as a guinea! – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  15. What sort of country after all was this much- discussed New- Guinea, they began to ask. – The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765 by J. E. Heeres
  16. William John, if it do cost a golden guinea to sit down along to- night, we'm going to sit in they handsome chairs close up to the harmony. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  17. I sent him a guinea, and promised to come to him directly. – Oliver Goldsmith by E. S. Lang Buckland
  18. Let me see; it's twenty- one pounds to the guinea, isn't it? – The British Barbarians by Grant Allen
  19. His Adventures of a Guinea was once popular. – A Brief Handbook of English Authors by Oscar Fay Adams