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IMP

A currency code for the Isle of Man pound. It is pegged to the British pound at a one-to-one ratio; the two currencies circulate alongside each other. This code is not recognized by the ISO.
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But to none among men, if so be thou art woman-born, has my heart gone out as it has to thee - thoughtful, wise, and courteous; but something of a small imp.
of course," continued the small imp on the capital, "What are they laughing at?
Presently another imp seized Scraps and began to throw her about, in the same way.
I'm afraid I never can," said Rose; but she surveyed the cup with favour, for a funny little imp danced on the handle, as if all ready to take a header into the white sea below.
He was not a dunce, but an "incorrigibly idle imp," and in spite of his lameness he was better at games than at lessons.
Durdles may be stoned home having struck, he had some expectation of seeing the Imp who is appointed to the mission of stoning him.
They too had made their inquiries; and they had just laid hands on a quick little imp, nicknamed "Duffy"--who was occasionally employed in weeding the garden, and who had seen Rosanna Spearman as lately as half-an-hour since.
The creature appeared quite horrible with his monstrous head and little body, as he rubbed his hands slowly round, and round, and round again--with something fantastic even in his manner of performing this slight action--and, dropping his shaggy brows and cocking his chin in the air, glanced upward with a stealthy look of exultation that an imp might have copied and appropriated to himself.
The little stinging, buzzing imps succeeded in dispelling a mood which might have held her there in the darkness half a night longer.
Very soon, about a dozen young imps were roosting, like so many crows, on the verandah railings, each one determined to be the first one to apprize the strange Mas'r of his ill luck.
I never feared man, and I as little fear the devil and his imps.
As for the animal that made the fortune of the ex-lord-mayor Whittington, I shall never forget the day that I was lying in the house about noon, everybody else being fast asleep; and happening to raise my eyes, met those of a big black spectral cat, which sat erect in the doorway, looking at me with its frightful goggling green orbs, like one of those monstrous imps that torment some of Teniers' saints