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Synonyms for piastre

a fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria

100 kurus equal 1 lira in Turkey

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Here, on Koh Tralach, you have one piastre, you can rest for a day,' he wrote.
The purchase of electricity and petroleum products being produced by the garbage recycling factories at trial prices of 92 piastres per kw/h, with payment in Egyptian pounds are approved by the cabinet.
23 (3) Il devra posseder, pour son propre usage et benefice, comme proprietaire en droit ou en equite, des terres ou tenements tenus en franc et commun socage,--ou etre en bonne saisine ou possession, pour son propre usage et benefice, de terres ou tenements tenus en franc-alleu ou en roture dans la province pour laquelle il est nomme, de la valeur de quatre mille piastres en sus de toutes rentes, dettes, charges, hypotheques et redevances qui peuvent etre attachees, dues et payables sur ces immeubles ou auxquelles ils peuvent etre affectes.
Reconnoissent les dits Iroquois avoir recu les Sommes suivantes en avance & aCompte des presentes Savoir Pierre le Chef trois cens piastres et recevra a Son depart Cent Piastres de plus, Charles, cent piastres et recevra cent Piastres de plus en partant Louis Cent piastres et ne recevra davantage Guillaume Cinquante Piastres et recevra a son depart Cinquante Piastres de plus les dts Piastres de Cinq chellins Courants chaque.
For 10 piastres, they could reach Martyrs' Square or Furn al-Shubbak.
The chairperson of the committee, Gach Makuach, told Sudan Tribune that the coins will be in the denominations of 5, 20 and 50 piastres.
Haggard's opening gambit, detailing the "violence" and dissolution attending the archaeological dig, in which acquisitive interlopers "sell" the "very bones for a few piastres to the last ignorant tourist who came their way" (Cleopatra 1-2) foreshadows Cleopatra's ruse to steal the subterranean trinkets so as to fund her opulent lifestyle.
For generations, Egypt's government has fed the public by distributing subsidised flour to bakeries, which sell bread for as little as 5 piastres a loaf, less than one US cent.
Le Nouveau-Brunswick sera responsable envers le Canada de l'excedent (s'il en est) de sa dette publique, si lors de l'union, elle depasse sept millions de piastres, et tenu au paiement de l'interet de cet excedent au taux de cinq pour cent par annee.
Other problems involving construction workers include an attack in June 1905, in which sixteen Annamite railway workers armed with knives assaulted their co-workers near Lao Cai: two were injured, and about 500 piastres stolen.
Et les gens sont plus scolarises, ils ne sont pas interesses a travailler a dix, douze piastres de l'heure.
The fee would have to gather 100,000 piastres annually for the country's coffers.
Ceci moyennant une hausse de 30 piastres seulement dans le prix du litre de gazole.