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mortgage
used in My Antonia

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Definition
a real estate loan; or to offer real estate as collateral for a loan

(collateral is something that has to be given to the lender if the loan isn't paid as agreed)
  • Now everything was plastered with mortgages.
    Book 1 — The Shimerdas (35% in)
  • Peter told his troubles to Mr. Shimerda: he was unable to meet a note which fell due on the first of November; had to pay an exorbitant bonus on renewing it, and to give a mortgage on his pigs and horses and even his milk cow.
    Book 1 — The Shimerdas (35% in)
  • The Black Hawk money-lender who held mortgages on Peter's livestock was there, and he bought in the sale notes at about fifty cents on the dollar.
    Book 1 — The Shimerdas (42% in)

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