Do you think I am a Jew-usurer, seeking good investment in land?
As to her money, she first secreted it in odd corners, wrapped in a rag or an old curl-paper; but some of these hoards having been discovered by the housemaid, Eliza, fearful of one day losing her valued treasure, consented to intrust it to her mother, at a usurious rate of interest — fifty or sixty per cent.; which interest she exacted every quarter, keeping her accounts in a little book with anxious accuracy.
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This is a kind of usury, banker, that I do not understand.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
Of course, any industrial profit above four per cent is considered usury nowadays.