1896M.A. Carey-HobsonAt Home in Tvl 501They were not at all anxious to return to the time of ‘Bluebacks,’ which, without the Englishman’s ‘geld’ they knew they must do, in a year or two at the farthest.
1899Mafeking Mail 21 Nov.No more ‘geld’ for the arme Boer. The Standard Bank at Capetown have, and will retain, possession of gold to the tune of £150,000, shipped..for the Transvaal Government.
1908F.C. SlaterSunburnt South 18‘Never mind that,’ I said, ‘I want it now, here is the hundred pounds.’ So I gave him the geld and he gave me the bill and I rode home well pleased with myself.
1910J. RuncieIdylls by Two Oceans 50He had the ‘geld’ always ready in a big canvas sack, and ‘geld’ is a fact, and possibly the most convincing of facts.
1911L. CohenReminisc. of Kimberley 37‘Now, here you are, your diamond or the gold — which will you have?’...He simply stretched forth his hand, and said, ‘Give me the gelt.’ I paid him.
1916S. Black inS. GrayThree Plays (1984) 186Oright, but I want my wash geld! I go wait in the yard.
1966I. VaughanThese Were my Yesterdays 19He is always sending more ‘geld’ and not caring how hard he has it here sleeping and eating in one small tin shanty..and very cold in winter...He has a son Louis and he sends money every month.
1979J. GratusJo’burgers 221As the gents with the geld drifted off so did their girls, leaving behind the echo of their raucous laughter and the faint smell of cheap cigars and perfume.
1985H. Prendini inStyle Oct. 39The numerous..terms for money..include bread,..gelt..and frogskins.
1994C.J. DriverIn Water-Margins 20When Silence needs A bit of ‘geld’, he cleans my car, then says ‘I cleaned your car because it needed me’.
1924L. CohenReminisc. of Jhb. 48When a certain full-fledged financier heard of the negotiations, he, with his lawyer, drove a spanking Cape cart turn-out to the Dutchman’s place, and offered him £100,000 in gold, haardegelt, as they say, for the property.
1919M. Greenleestr. ofO.F. Mentzel’s Life at Cape in Mid-18th C. 45Herr Allemann’s pay was fourteen gulden a month together with eighty-four stuivers kostgeld. Moreover, since he no longer required the subsidiengeld, that two gulden monthly ceased to be deducted from his pay.
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