Pawnbroker  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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A pawnbroker offers monetary loans in exchange for an item of value to the given pawn broker. The word pawn is derived from the Latin pignus, for pledge, and the items having been pawned to the broker are themselves called pledges or pawns, or simply the collateral.




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