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EGP

The ISO 4217 currency code for the Egyptian Pound.

EGP

ISO 4217 code for the Egyptian pound. It was introduced in 1834, replacing the piastre, which continued to circulate at a value of 1% of a pound. Between 1885 and 1914, the pound was effectively pegged to gold. Afterward, it was formally pegged to the British pound until 1962, when the peg switched to the U.S. dollar at various rates. The pound became a floating currency in 1989.
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I pointed out the gateway, put my arm through his, and we went across.
When we drove up to the Blue Boar after a drizzly ride, whom should I see come out under the gateway, toothpick in hand, to look at the coach, but Bentley Drummle!
On the door-posts of the gateway of the Intunkulu, the house of the king, were great smears of blood.
As he spoke two gentlemen, much in want of the article, as their clinging wet coats showed, ran through the gateway and made for the chalet.
The inn was all in silence, and in the whole of it there was no light except that given by a lantern that hung burning in the middle of the gateway.
Now that we were before Zodanga the task of obtaining entry to the city devolved upon me, and directing Tars Tarkas to hold his forces in two divisions out of earshot of the city, with each division opposite a large gateway, I took twenty dismounted warriors and approached one of the small gates that pierced the walls at short intervals.
When the sun grew so high this morning that it struck the top of the great gateway opposite my window, the high spot which it touched seemed to me as if the dove from the ark had lighted there.
After breakfast I went to the open gateway of the enclosure, and stood there smoking a cigarette and enjoying the freshness of the early morning.
His eyes still linger on the tassel blue, And still the red sedan of rank appeals, But his shrunk belly scarce the girdle feels As, bowed, he crawls the Prince's Gateway through.
It is done; as your Excellency may have observed, your horse is in the great gateway, ready saddled for your departure.
The same day during the interview between Madame Danglars and the procureur, a travelling-carriage entered the Rue du Helder, passed through the gateway of No.
So saying she bound on her glittering golden sandals, imperishable, with which she can fly like the wind over land or sea; she grasped the redoubtable bronze-shod spear, so stout and sturdy and strong, wherewith she quells the ranks of heroes who have displeased her, and down she darted from the topmost summits of Olympus, whereon forthwith she was in Ithaca, at the gateway of Ulysses' house, disguised as a visitor, Mentes, chief of the Taphians, and she held a bronze spear in her hand.
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