shilling


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Synonyms for shilling

the basic unit of money in Uganda

the basic unit of money in Tanzania

the basic unit of money in Somalia

the basic unit of money in Kenya

a former monetary unit in Great Britain

an English coin worth one twentieth of a pound

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All this old and new silver being melted down and coined, the result was an immense amount of splendid shillings, sixpences, and threepences.
On the wedding day, we may suppose that honest John Hull dressed himself in a plum-colored coat, all the buttons of which were made of pine-tree shillings. The buttons of his waistcoat were sixpences; and the knees of his small-clothes were buttoned with silver threepences.
Some are hard up for a thousand pounds; some for a shilling. Just at this moment I am hard up myself for a fiver.
If you want to find out the value of money, live on 15 shillings a week and see how much you can put by for clothes and recreation.
I'll give you five shillings for him," begins the boy who had opened the ticket.
Now sir, you know me: you'll sell Harkaway to us for five shillings, or you'll repent it."
Fifteen shillings a week not much, young man?' cried Mr Gregsbury.
But the poor fellow shall have two shots at the turkey, if he wants it, for I’ll give him another shilling myself; though, per haps, I had better offer to shoot for him.
"Five shillings mair," said he, "and hersel' will bring ye there."
This made a hole in the six or seven shillings, I know well; and I was out at the warehouse all day, and had to support myself on that money all the week.
On board the steamer, which happened to be the Cockspur, Daughtry persuaded the captain to enter Kwaque on the ship's articles as steward's helper with a rating of ten shillings a month.
'Fifteen shillings he wanted,' she cries, 'but what do you think I beat him down to?'
'That,' rejoined the secretary, doing as he was told, 'is all-- except Mrs Varden's box (fourteenth time of opening), seven shillings and sixpence in silver and copper, and half-a-guinea in gold; and Miggs (being the saving of a quarter's wages), one-and- threepence.'
Then he called the host to him and said, "Here, good man, are ten broad shillings for the entertainment thou hast given us this day.
'Pay five shillings for you indeed!' Miss Wren proceeded; 'how many hours do you suppose it costs me to earn five shillings, you imfamous boy?--Don't cry like that, or I'll throw a doll at you.