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  • He fumbled for his purse, and from its depths he grudgingly counted out shillings, one Spanish gold pistole, and some five-shilling notes, until the amount was made up.

    The Secret of the Sealed Room

  • A period peace set in 1911 London, this is the story of 13-year old Ronnie Winslow, a naval prep school student who is expelled for stealing and cashing a five-shilling note.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • In Massachusetts a five-shilling penalty was imposed on anyone found feasting or shirking work on Christmas Day ...

    Bruce Wilson: The Religious Right's War on Christmas Began Centuries Ago

  • On the head of a five-shilling piece we still occasionally come upon him, with St. George, the dragon-slayer, on the other side of the coin.

    Roundabout Papers

  • He went to his cupboard, and took out of a stocking a five-shilling piece of King Cavolfiore, and vowed it was exactly like the young woman.

    The Rose and the Ring

  • For any one, with a five-shilling pair of boots to terminate in, might skip dry-footed across the sandy purlings of the rivulet.

    Springhaven

  • “That five-shilling piece,” I insisted; and honest Mary reluctantly surrendered the coin.

    Uncle Silas

  • And his father had given him two five-shilling pieces for pocket money.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • And this is just what happened; for when he got his measure back, three new silver five-shilling pieces were sticking to it.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

  • "And mind you don't skimp on your exercises from now on, nor on your warm-ups," Maya replied, as the girl fumbled in her worn velvet reticule and pressed her five-shilling fee into Maya's hand.

    The Serpent's Shadow

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