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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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shillingshil‧ling /ˈʃɪlɪŋ/ noun [countable]  1 an old British coin or unit of money. There were 20 shillings in one pound.2 PECthe standard unit of money in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Somalia
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shillingWe sold our can of peaches for 2 shillings - about 500% profit!The count's demesne is worth 14 pounds, that of his knights 7 pounds and 7 shillings.He had nothing to offer them, he said, not a shilling.He charges excessively high for them ... He gets a great deal by showing his landscapes at one shilling each visitor.They amounted to the grand sum of twelve pounds and ten shillings - a fortune!He could then expect to get around four pounds ten shillings.That was to show off their ten shilling macs.Grandfather's wage was the magnificent sum of twelve shillings per week and of course he lived in a tied cottage.
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