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shekel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Currencies
shekelshek‧el /ˈʃekəl/ noun [countable]  PECthe standard unit of money in Israel
Examples from the Corpus
shekelCahn made a few shekels on the deal.The silver has to be weighed out, all four hundred shekels of it, and indeed it is.Mighty princes can afford to pay four hundred shekels for a cave and a field.Ephron has told him the land is worth four hundred shekels.Some 79 million shekels, or $ 25. 3 million, of shares traded.In biblical times, according to the book of Leviticus, women at work were valued at thirty silver shekels.The value of the shekel was allowed to shift by 5 percent above or below the new median rate.The shekel does not trade on Sunday.The shekel traded at 3. 1230 to the dollar on Friday, compared to 3. 1210 to the dollar Thursday.
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