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  • n. Plural form of piastre.

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Examples

  • In 1815, he farmed out the mint for a yearly sum of seven millions of piastres, which is, at the present rate of exchange, about two hundred thousand pounds sterling, obliging the people to take the dollar at eight of his piastres, although it is well known to be now worth twenty-two or twenty-three.

    Travels in Arabia; comprehending an account of those territories in Hedjaz which the Mohammedans regard as sacred

  • A bowl of ful offers a lot of protein and fiber for just a few piastres.

    Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: Ful For Love

  • Finishing a thin, blond GI, and wanting to purchase a snack from an approaching peddler, she went to her purse and found forty piastres missing.

    GIRL BY THE ROAD AT NIGHT

  • She sets the white bowl upon the table, then passes softly across the room to Madame Lieu who hands her the crumpled bills of five hundred and fifty piastres.

    GIRL BY THE ROAD AT NIGHT

  • After covering herself and tying the belt of the robe at her waist, she locates a metal box bound by cord, and taking up from the bed the 300 piastres the GIs left and the 550 Madame Lieu paid her, she deposits it all in the box with her paper money, red and green, a mix of silverish and copper-colored coins.

    GIRL BY THE ROAD AT NIGHT

  • I am not a base lanz-knecht to be paid for courtesy with piastres.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • In 1853 I paid at Cairo 3 piastres and twenty paras, something more than sixpence, but now five shillings would be asked.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • A million piastres and a resident master for half a century would be necessary to make these magnificent lands pay.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • The older men looked instead with grim, set smiles at the casks of piastres about the main mast.

    A Woman of Thirty

  • Saint – Ferdinand had four millions of piastres on board, the whole fortunes of the five passengers, and the

    A Woman of Thirty

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