from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coin used in the United Kingdom, worth one twentieth of a pound, 5 new pence, or 12 old pence prior to 1971.
- n. See Table at currency.
- n. Printing A virgule.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A coin formerly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Australia, New Zealand and many other Commonwealth countries.
- n. The currency of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.
- n. A currency in the United States, differing in value between states.
- n. The Spanish real, formerly having the value of one eighth of a dollar.
- v. Present participle of shill.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A silver coin, and money of account, of Great Britain and its dependencies, equal to twelve pence, or the twentieth part of a pound, equivalent to about twenty-four cents of the United States currency.
- n. In the United States, a denomination of money, differing in value in different States. It is not now legally recognized.
- n. The Spanish real, of the value of one eight of a dollar, or 12� cets; -- formerly so called in New York and some other States. See Note under 2.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coin or money of account, of varying value, in use among the Anglo-Saxons and other Teutonic peoples.
- n. An English silver coin, first issued by Henry VII., in whose reign it weighed 144 grains.
- n. In archery, a measure of weight for arrows, equal to the weight of a new (British) silver shilling: as, a 4s. 6d. arrow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the basic unit of money in Tanzania; equal to 100 cents
- n. the basic unit of money in Kenya; equal to 100 cents
- n. an English coin worth one twentieth of a pound
- n. the basic unit of money in Somalia; equal to 100 cents
- n. a former monetary unit in Great Britain
- n. the basic unit of money in Uganda; equal to 100 cents
A YOUNG spendthrift being apprised that he had given a shilling when sixpence would have been enough, remarked that "He knew no difference between a _shilling_ and _sixpence_."
Those with a taste for alliteration could employ the term shilling shocker, as in the Illustrated London News of 17 September 1887: "The three-volume novel may be dying out, as they tell us; but we have the shilling shocker rampant among us."
Here is declared unto us that some laboured the whole day, which are hired for a penny, that is of our money ten pence: for like as we have a piece of money which we call a shilling, and is in value twelve pence, so the
This "shilling" is further damaging the Clinton legacy.
The term 'shilling' comes from the Italian solidus, and penny from denarius.
He says she's a liar who is more interested in shilling cruises and luxury car leases than anything else.
All they have to cover and spin their corporatist shilling is the Big Lie.
Crying and moaning about something carl cameron supposedly said while not making a phucking peep about what ed the shill schultzy said which was blatant shilling is called HYPOCRISY!
I don't pick up on all the calls shilling for aluminum siding or something or other.
What a surprise, these lunatic educrats still persist in shilling for the statist prisons they warden as if they were something other than moron-factories.
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