pound sterling

Definitions

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

In literature:

The former cost about 720,000 pounds sterling, the latter above 3,000,000 pounds.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
Up to the present writing Australia has realized from her soil over three hundred and thirty millions of pounds sterling, or $1,650,000,000.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
His own stipend amounted to near a hundred thousand pounds sterling a year.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
He built a structure that contained 10,540 tons of iron, and cost 601,000 pounds sterling, or about $3,000,000.
"Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883" by William C. Kingsley
Only five pounds sterling!
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
Collection of quitrents, however, continued to lag and around 1646 no more than 500 pounds sterling was being collected.
"Mother Earth" by W. Stitt Robinson, Jr.
One male, of great celebrity, was sold for upwards of one thousand pounds sterling.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
The price of a mass varies from a shilling to one pound sterling.
"Roman Catholicism in Spain" by Anonymous
You shall receive a thousand pounds sterling for every degree that we get farther north after this day.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
Less than twenty thousand pounds sterling would now pay all our debts in this country.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX" by Various
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In poetry:

Gae her meat -- and claise -- and siller;
Gae her bairnies wark and lear;
Lastly, gae this cot-house till her,
Wi' four sterling pounds a year.'
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

Elliott Wave analysis of the pound sterling, the GBP/USD, or cable, as this currency pair is fondly called by foreign exchange traders, points to an imminent correction in the short term.
Escort's 'Why Oh Why ( Pound Sterling Remix)'.
Chad Aldridge of Sterling poses with the 350.8-pound lunker he caught June 19.
Prices will be in pound sterling initially with plans to explore local pricing in local currencies.
Monitise seeks pounds sterling 100m to ride on tech wave.
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In science:

Cleaveland suggests that it should be possible to declare variables to have units such as meters, seconds or pounds sterling. Knowing the properties of the arithmetic operators, a compiler could then check that expressions were dimensionally correct.
Ensuring Spreadsheet Integrity with Model Master
LIBOR interest rates r(T , t) as a function of the current date t, for the maturities T =1, 3, 6 and 12 months and EURO currency (Left) and Pound Sterling currency (Right).
On pricing of interest rate derivatives
Fig. 3. 1-month LIBOR increments as a function of the current date for EURO (Left) and for Sterling Pound (Right).
On pricing of interest rate derivatives
In the following, we have analyzed a data set of LIBOR interest rates r(T , t), where T is the maturity date and t the current date, for EURO and Pound Sterling.
On pricing of interest rate derivatives
In order to roughly eliminate these trends, in Fig.3 the interest rates differences ∆r(T , t)=r(T , t + ∆t) − r(T , t), with ∆t being 1 day and T =1 month, are plotted as a function of the current date, for the EURO and the Pound Sterling, respectively. A similar behavior is also found for the other maturities.
On pricing of interest rate derivatives
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