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mortgage
used in A Thousand Acres

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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)
  • A hundred and sixty acres, no mortgage.
    p. 12.3
  • He had five hundred acres and no mortgage.
    p. 4.4
  • The Ericsons had three hundred seventy acres and a mortgage.
    p. 4.4
  • Harold Clark and my father used to argue at our kitchen table about who should get the Ericson land when they finally lost their mortgage.
    p. 4.5
  • There'd been no fiddling with that, which went to Ty's uncle, and amounted to about four hundred acres, no mortgage.
    p. 12.4
  • My father most certainly disapproved of Cal Ericson's aspirations, which seemed to be merely to get along, pay his mortgage, and enjoy himself as much as possible.
    p. 44.9
  • I pay two hundred dollars a month, every month, and I think of it as my "regret money," and though what I am regretful for mutates and evolves, I am glad to pay it, the only mortgage I will ever be given.
    p. 368.9

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