Ryal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Ryal Royal.
    • n Ryal See Rial, an old English coin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ryal An obsolete form of royal.
    • n ryal 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 ryal Same as pavilion, 11.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ryal rī′al an old English gold coin worth about ten shillings, called a Rose-noble
    • Ryal Also Rī′al
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Usage

In literature:

How, indeed, can these common magaseen and newspaper pipple know anythink of fashnabble life, let alone ryal?
"Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush" by William Makepeace Thackeray
SPUR-RYAL, gold coin worth 15s.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
I have a paper with a spur-ryal in't.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
SPUR-RYAL, gold coin worth 15s.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
SPUR-RYAL, gold coin worth 15s.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
SPUR-RYAL, gold coin worth 15s.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
Each bag cost at first rate 5-1/2 ryals of eight, of 4s.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII." by Robert Kerr
The History of the Saint Graal or Sank Ryal.
"Of the Orthographie and Congruitie of the Britan Tongue" by Alexander Hume
They stayed within the town for fifteen days, sacking it utterly, to the last ryal.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
To our great surprise we were joined by Mr. Ryal, the Y. M. C. A.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
You are trying to run your ryal car on a democratic gauge, and you'll either run off the track or you'll bust your biler.
"The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer" by Richard Clynton
Synamon, one rowe, which is 25 pound, for four ryals of plate, and better cheape.
"The History of the Great and Mighty Kingdom of China and the Situation Thereof, Volume I (of 2)" by Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza
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In poetry:

"And Bridget Bishop, when she lived yonder at Ryal-side,
What if she kept a shovel-board, and trimmed with laces wide
Her scarlet bodice: grant she was too frivolous and vain;
How dared they take away the life they could not give again ?
"Mistress Hale Of Beverly" by Lucy Larcom

In news:

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Scooter Ryals and his wife, Beverly, work under clouds of cotton candy .
George Labonte and Florida Sportsman Radio Host Rick Ryals demonstrate how to build a high-speed wahoo rig.
Yea, this is me Lizz Ryals.
Prague hires Auburn assistant, former major leaguer Mark Ryal as coach.
Get complete career stats for third baseman Rusty Ryal on ESPN.com.
When Earnest Ryals filed a $3.5 million racial discrimination lawsuit against his former employer back in November 2007, the surprising fact about the lawsuit was that he and the co-founder of the accused company are both African American.
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