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PEN

The ISO 4217 currency code for the Peruvian Nuevo Sol.

PEN

ISO 4217 code for the Peruvian new sol. It was introduced in 1991, replacing the inti, which had replaced the first sol in 1985. It was issued to stem hyperinflation, which had plagued Peru in the late 1980s. Its inflation rate has historically been very low and it developed a reputation as a reliable South American currency.
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It was only a bit of dried root, taken from some unknown shrub, but the boy rubbed it upon the wound made by the quill and in a few moments the place was healed entirely and the Shaggy Man's leg was as good as ever.
The body was as big as a ten-bushel-basket, but the projecting quills made it appear to be four times bigger.
He's different from a reg'lar porcupine, because he can throw his quills in any direction, which an American porcupine cannot do.
Pick up my quills again," said Chiss in a sulky voice.
The balls of quills might have been a stone for all it moved; the lynx might have been frozen to marble; and old One Eye might have been dead.
Had the porcupine been entirely unrolled, or had it not discovered its enemy a fraction of a second before the blow was struck, the paw would have escaped unscathed; but a side-flick of the tail sank sharp quills into it as it was withdrawn.
Then she fell to backing away and sneezing, her nose bristling with quills like a monstrous pin- cushion.
He walked as delicately as though all the snow were carpeted with porcupine quills, erect and ready to pierce the soft pads of his feet.
One of these deputies was magnificently arrayed in a buffalo robe, on which various figures were fancifully embroidered with split quills dyed red and yellow; and the whole was fringed with the slender hoofs of young fawns, that rattled as he walked.
This usually consists of a gray surcoat and leggins of the dressed skin of the antelope, resembling chamois leather, and embroidered with porcupine quills brilliantly dyed.
Each band bore as an ensign a spear or bow decorated with beads, porcupine quills, and painted feathers.
AN Eagle mortally wounded by an Archer was greatly comforted to observe that the arrow was feathered with one of his own quills.