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Definition: Purse crab
, n. [OE. purs, pors, OF. burse, borse, bourse, F.
bourse, LL. bursa, fr. Gr. ? hide, skin, leather. Cf.
1. A small bag or pouch, the opening of which is made to draw
together closely, used to carry money in; by extension,
any receptacle for money carried on the person; a wallet;
a pocketbook; a portemonnaie. --Chaucer.
Who steals my purse steals trash. --Shak.
2. Hence, a treasury; finances; as, the public purse.
3. A sum of money offered as a prize, or collected as a
present; as, to win the purse; to make up a purse.
4. A specific sum of money; as:
(a) In Turkey, the sum of 500 piasters.
(b) In Persia, the sum of 50 tomans.
, or Empty purse
, poverty or want of
, or Heavy purse
, wealth; riches.
(Zo["o]l.), any land crab of the genus Birgus
allied to the hermit crabs. They sometimes weigh twenty
pounds or more, and are very strong, being able to crack
cocoanuts with the large claw. They chiefly inhabit the
tropical islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, living
in holes and feeding upon fruit. Called also palm crab
, a fishing net, the mouth of which may be closed
or drawn together like a purse. --Mortimer.
, pride of money; insolence proceeding from the
possession of wealth. --Bp. Hall.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Pocket gopher
, under Pocket
Sword and purse
, the military power and financial resources
of a nation.