Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete form of royal.
- n. A gold coin formerly current in England, first coined by Edward IV., and worth at the time 10 shillings (about $2.40). It was also called the rose-noble, from its bearing a general resemblance to the older English nobles (see
noble, n., 2), and from its having ing a rose represented upon it. The rose-ryal was an English gold coin first coined by James I., and worth at the time about $7.20 or $7.90. On the obverse was the king enthroned; on the reverse, a large double rose with the shield of arms in the center. The spurryal was an English gold coin also first coined by James I., and worth at that time about $3.60 or $4.00.
- n. Same as pavilion, 11.
- n. Alternative form of rial.
GNU Webster's 1913
“The lady at the counter said, "Two hundred," so, I took on of the few two thousand ryal notes I had left out of my pocket, and gave it to her.”
“What makes it unique is one particular coin, a one-ryal piece that is worth one 9,000th of a dollar.”
“Since the nego was a unit of English currency worth about three to the farthing, we can determine that the seller is asking for roughly two groat, one quarter ryal, and ha'penny, which in modern-day US$ is approximately sixteen cents.”
“How, indeed, can these common magaseen and newspaper pipple know anythink of fashnabble life, let alone ryal?”
“And rulere of alle remys , I ryde in ryal aray;”
“They stayed within the town for fifteen days, sacking it utterly, to the last ryal.”
“When they had extracted the last ryal from the sufferers they shipped themselves aboard some Spanish vessels lying in the port.”
“G.N. MR. FRASER'S supposed medal is a ryal (or possibly a ¾ ryal) of Mary and”
“Instantly a dozen knowing eyes were fixed on it, and a buzz of voices was heard; and soon Gerard saw the prior point more than once, and the monk came back, looking as proud as Punch, with a savoury crustade ryal, or game pie gravied and spiced, for Gerard, and a silver grace cup full of rich pimentum.”
“By agreement with the _Sabander_ or governor of the city,  the general paid as anchorage duty for the two ships, 1500 ryals of eight; and one ryal of eight as custom for each bag of pepper.”
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