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- obsolete spelling of
1719, Daniel Defoe, The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Of York, Mariner, Vol. 1, edition 1812 ed.:
- Secondly, There was the account of four years more, while they kept the effects in their hands, before the government claimed the administration, as being the effects of a person not to be found, which they called civil death; and the balance of this, the value of the plantation increasing, amounted to nineteen thousand four hundred and forty-six crusadoes, being about three thousand two hundred and forty moidores.
1787, Thomas Jefferson, “To John Jay”, in Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson:
- The King's fifth of the mines, yields annually thirteen millions of crusadoes or half dollars.
1824, Robert Kerr, A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. II:
- When first appointed to the command in the Moluccas, Galvano carried with him a private fortune of 10,000 crusadoes, all of which he expended in the public service.
1823, Charles Lamb, “A Complaint of the Decay of Beggars”, in The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, Volume 2:
- I do not approve of this wholesale going to work, this impertinent crusado, or bellum ad exterminationem, proclaimed against a species.
1806, James Harrison, The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson, Vol. II (of 2):
- No crusado ever returned with more humility.
1890, Horace Walpole, Letters of Horace Walpole:
- So you agree with me, and don't think that the crusado from Russia will recover the Holy Land!