shekels

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shekels informal terms for money
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Usage

In literature:

No, they won't lend me a shekel.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
If a poor man has struck the strength of a poor man, he shall pay ten shekels of silver.
"The Oldest Code of Laws in the World The code of laws promulgated by Hammurabi, King of Babylon B.C. 2285-2242" by Hammurabi, King of Babylon
Then there would be another write-up and much glory for him and more shekels.
"The Sport of the Gods" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
You cannot extract blood from a beet, nor shekels from an empty purse.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
The rough, unrestrained life of the frontier was rife at Ragtown, and Twitter-or-Tweet Orr Tweet gleaned shekels right and left.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
She does four turns a night, and rakes the shekels; She sports a suit of sables and a brougham.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 104, January 21, 1893" by Various
The paymaster had made his visit to McDowell and had safely traversed the Mazatzal and distributed his shekels at Almy.
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
The payment of the shekel gives the right of vote for the congress.
"Zionism and Anti-Semitism" by Max Simon Nordau
Are you a liar, a sycophant's self Sold for a shekel and pandering pelf?
"The Piper and the Reed" by Robert Norwood
They'd be willing to part with their shekels for the kind of show we could give.
"Marjorie Dean College Junior" by Pauline Lester
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In poetry:

Five talents, all of Ophir's purest gold,
These five fair caskets ranged before thee hold;
The first can show a few poor shekels' gain,
The rest unchanged remain.
"But One Talent" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
SCHNETZEN.
You think the Jews
Keep such things secret? Not a Jew but knows
Your debt exact--the sum and date of interest,
And that you visit Susskind, not for love,
But for his shekels.
"The Dance To Death. Act II" by Emma Lazarus
O hidden face of man, whereover
The years have woven a viewless veil,
If thou wast verily man's lover,
What did thy love or blood avail?
Thy blood the priests make poison of,
And in gold shekels coin thy love.
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Ah, yes; why not? Is one more adventitious born
Than others--shekels richer, honors fuller, and all that--
That he can pass his fellows by with lofty scorn,
Nor even show this slight regard--the lifting of the hat?
"Be Courteous" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Shekels, moolah, simoleons, greenbacks, dinero—no matter what language or lingo you use, money is something you'll need by the basketful to tour the wine regions of the world.
The shares surged 4.3 percent, the most since Dec 25, to 2,210 shekels at the close in Tel Aviv.
The Finance Ministry sold a combined 1.55 billion shekels ($399 million) in bonds today, bringing this month's fundraising total to 6 billion shekels , according to ministry data posted on Bloomberg.
Palestinian officials think about replacing Israeli shekel with Palestine pound.
Hutchison Water to Spend 100 Million Shekels in Israel Incubator.
She'll be shelling out shekels by the seashore in Israel.
Strauss Profit Advances Even as Strong Shekel Hurts Sales.
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