He had put in six hundred dollars when every dollar was a ducat.
It was to no purpose that Sambuc appealed to ducat and Cabasse to confirm his statement.
One Professor was so deeply in debt that he could not pay his creditors, "if every hair on his head were a ducat."
This did not inspire me with confidence, so I only punted a ducat at a time.
Whenever he wanted an egg she gave him one, and he always gave her a ducat in exchange.
But Clarence got over that by paying a ducat apiece for them.
A bahar consists of four quintals, of 100 pounds each, and twenty favis are equal to a ducat.
I was alone—friendless; with nor sword at my side, nor ducat in my purse.
If his grandmother sent him a ducat Crisenius pocketed a florin.
Sometimes it turns out that his persuasion may be valued at a ducat, but not at ten.
late 14c., from Old French ducat (late 14c.), from Italian ducato (12c.), from Medieval Latin ducatus "coin," originally "duchy," from dux (genitive ducis) "duke" (see duke (n.)).
So called for the name or effigy of Roger II of Sicily, Duke of Apulia, which first issued the coins (c.1140). Byzantine emperor Constantine X had the Greek form doux struck on his coins during his reign (1059-1067). Over the years it was a unit of currency of varying value in Holland, Russia, Austria, Sweden, Venice, etc. Remained popular in slang for "money" or "ticket" from its prominence in "The Merchant of Venice."
[fr the name of an originally Venetian gold coin; adoption probably influenced by its prominence in The Merchant of Venice]