British shilling

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n British shilling a former monetary unit in Great Britain
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Usage

In literature:

He regrets the departure of the British Fleet, because he thinks he might have been able to raise a real English shilling aboard.
"A Rock in the Baltic" by Robert Barr
The British allowance is much higher, the wife getting twelve shillings and sixpence a week.
"Mobilizing Woman-Power" by Harriot Stanton Blatch
We shall be swept off the face of the earth, and if I could buy the British Empire to-day for five shillings I wouldn't pay it.
"Dodo Wonders" by E. F. Benson
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In news:

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has come out swinging against pro athletes like David Beckham and former England striker Gary Lineker on the eve of the London Olympics for shilling junk food and sending out contradictory messages.
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