from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See pound1.
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- n. The currency of the United Kingdom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
The sterling was originally a silver penny. 240 of them made a pound. (Wiktionary)
At that time one pound sterling was worth two thousand million drachmas, and one cigarette cost seven and a half million.