money changer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n money changer one whose business is to exchange the money of one country for that of another country
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Usage

In literature:

Early as it was, the money changers were doing a stirring trade.
"The Mark of the Beast" by Sidney Watson
As soon as he could get free from the crowd, he went to a money changer's, and obtained Spanish gold in exchange for his bar.
"By Right of Conquest" by G. A. Henty
Rembrandt's earliest known works, St. Paul in Prison, (Stuttgart Museum); The Money Changers (Berlin Gallery).
"Rembrandt" by Estelle M. Hurll
I do not like this last author, this Abarbenel, the worse for having been a money-changer.
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
He tried a money-changer with better success; he knew Daireh, but had not seen him for months.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
Martin went to the den of the money-changer sullenly, and came back with fresh supplies.
"The Mark Of Cain" by Andrew Lang
Christ and the Money Changers.
"The Venetian Painters of the Renaissance" by Bernhard Berenson
He must be expelled from our soul by violence as Christ expelled the money changers from the temple.
"The Pursuit of God" by A. W. Tozer
Did n't you speak about the Lord a-whippin' the money-changers from the temple?
"The Uncalled" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Still he thought of the tables of the money-changers, and the insufficiency of him who had given as much as half to the poor.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

Fraud fail, craft perish, forth
The money-changers driven,
And God's will done on earth,
As now in heaven;
"Astraea" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Was it but fancy that a rabble
Of money-changers bought and sold,
Filling with sacrilegious babble
This temple-court of solemn gold?
"The City In Moonlight" by Richard Le Gallienne
He turned his field into a meeting-place,
And grew the tolerant ironic eye,
And formed the mobile money-changer's face,
And found the notion of equality.
"from In Time of War" by W H Auden
The money-changers flaunt their silks and gold;
Within the Temple gates they ply their trade,
Forgetful of the Voice that cried of old:
"A den of thieves my Father's house is made!"
"Our Daily Bread" by Charles Hamilton Musgrove
Then softly answered Dives where the money-changers sit: —
"My Refuge is Our Master, O My Master in the Pit.
"But behold all Earth is laid
"In the Peace which I have made,
"And behold I wait on thee to trouble it!"
"The Peace of Dives" by Rudyard Kipling
Then terribly 'rose Satan, and darkened Earth afar,
Till he came on cunning Dives where the money-changers are;
And he saw men pledge their gear
For the bold that buys the spear,
And the helmet and the habergeon of war.
"The Peace of Dives" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

A customer counts Iraqi dinars at a money changer in Baghdad ( Saad Shalash Reuters, REUTERS / November 15, 2012 ).
Verses 15-18 tell that Jesus next "cast out" money changers and animals from the Temple precincts.
Jesus knew he would be putting his life at risk as he overturned the tables of the money changers.
Some of the merchants there have closed shop to protest a crackdown on sidewalk money changers this week.
Police clamp down on money changers.
A money changer holds Iranian banknotes, with the portrait of Ayatollah Khomeini, in the main old bazaar in Tehran.
A customer changes Iraqi dinars to Iranian rials at a money changer in Baghdad, October 4, 2012 REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani.
A worker counts dollar bills being exchanged inside a money changer in Manila August 1, 2011.
Iran cracks down on money-changers in move to halt currency fall.
GameALERT also monitors changers, reporting how much money is taken in, how many tokens are dispensed, and the level of token hoppers and bill cassettes.
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