British pound

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n British pound the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
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Usage

In literature:

Here are four pounds of it in British Linen notes, and the balance in small silver, less sixpence.
"St. Ives being The Adventures of a French Prison in England" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The average British balloon is able to lift about 290 or 300 pounds, which may be taken to represent the weight of two observers.
"Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War" by Frederick A. Talbot
To a British 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Public he Pounds s. d. appeals.
"Somebody's Luggage" by Charles Dickens
He intended to spend say 2 pounds (silver), and keep the rest of the money in order to give it to the British Museum.
"Erewhon Revisited" by Samuel Butler
To such an extent has the proud English pound sterling declined and in a British dominion too!
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
The daily allowance of the British government to our prisoners, is one pound of bread, one pound of beef, and one gill of peas.
"A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed." by Benjamin Waterhouse
He told me yesterday he hadn't five hundred pounds in anything British.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
He offered two hundred thousand pounds to propitiate the British government.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
In 1849 British Guiana exported only 109,600 pounds.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
In 1920 the total value of British imports was 1,936 millions of pounds sterling.
"The Next Step" by Scott Nearing
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In poetry:

But early the next morning two batteries of Artillery were pounding away,
And the fight went on for the whole day;
And the defenders of the building kept up rattling musketry fire,
And when night fell the British had to retire.
"The Capture of Lucknow" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

LONDON (AP) – The Bank of England said Thursday that it will inject another 50 billion pounds ($79 billion) into the British economy, which contracted in the last three months of 2011.
British academic researchers have secured 7 million pounds ($11 million) of funding from the country's Medical Research Council (MRC) to investigate a range of potential new drugs made available free-of-charge by.
BBC Sport reveals its pound-for-pound British rankings.
1 = 0.6242 British pounds.
British pound, euro fall against dollar after US jobs report comes in better than forecasts.
The dollar fell against the euro, but rose versus the British pound and the Japanese yen.
Mantel , won the 50,000 British pounds (approximately $80,000) prize with her book Bring up the Bodies.
LONDON — A British judge has ordered supporters of Julian Assange to pay thousands of pounds they promised for his bail because the WikiLeaks founder violated the conditions for his release.
The not always reliable British tabloid The Sun reports that a woman in the UK gave NATURAL birth of a 12 pound 12 ounce baby girl, named Suzie Tevendale, in only 44 minutes.
LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Monday ordered supporters of Julian Assange to pay thousands of pounds they promised for his bail because the.
LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Monday ordered supporters of Julian Assange to pay thousands of pounds they promised for his bail because the WikiLeaks founder violated the conditions for his release.
The British pound 's appreciation relative to a struggling euro means that inflation in the country is finally starting to decrease.
A Canadian man searching for edible mushrooms in Fernie, British Columbia, stumbled upon an inedible giant weighing in at 57.4 pounds .
New York City Billionaire Mohammed al-Fayed has agreed to sell London's famed Harrods department store, for 1.5 billion British pounds, or approximately $2.3 billion, to Qatar Holdings, BBC News reported.
The bank was hit by scandal earlier this year when British and US regulators fined it 290 million pounds ($467 million) for manipulating a key interbank lending rate known as LIBOR.
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In science:

In particular, for many economic data, such as monthly exchange rates, IBM stock market prices and weekly spot rates of the British pound, the models selected in the literature are often MA or ARMA models from the point of view of parsimony; see, for example, .
Testing for a linear MA model against threshold MA models
In our second data example we consider the daily British pound/US dollar exchange rate data observed between January 2000 to October 2009.
A test for second order stationarity of a time series based on the Discrete Fourier Transform (Technical Report)
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