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The widow of the dead partisan sergeant that Norton had killed received 200 piastres from Decoux's government on Rouilly's recommendation and another 100 piastres from the Japanese.
L'emergence d'un cadre different dans la strophe qui clot le poeme renforce d'ailleurs l'idee que, dans les strophes qui precedent, l'on a affaire a une representation de complaisance qui est le produit d'un idealisme bourgeois, plutot que la traduction fidele d'une realite: le narrateur y fait en effet allusion au labeur de la prostituee forcee d' "entasser piastre sur piastre pour racheter sa petite soeur" a un esclavagiste.
Chanmul himself was able to live comfortably thanks to the 600 piastres sent by his family in Cambodia.
The Yellow-legged gull exhibits early nesting on islands where the surface area is greater than one hectare, such as Srigina Island and Saint Piastre Island The study conducted in Numidia has allowed us to bring the latest information on the breeding populations of Yellow-legged gull at the local scale (Algeria) which remained unknown for nearly three decades.
Tertrais assigns a crucial role to the piastre, which had been overvalued deliberately in December 1945, in a decision intended to be temporary.
En 1888, l'eveque, en visite pastorale dans la paroisse de Saint-Remi-de-Tingwick, ordonne de donner a l'organiste une piastre par chaque dimanche qu'elle viendra toucher l'orgue .
En 1888, l'eveque, en visite pastorale dans la paroisse de Saint-Remi-de-Tingwick, ordonne de donner a l'organiste [much less than] une piastre par chaque dimanche qu'elle viendra toucher l'orgue [much greater than].
According to Moussa, in the 1970s each biscuit used to be sold for 5 piastres, and there was a gift of a 5 piastre coin inside some of them.
There is a popular saying in the Arab world: 'Let anyone who has a piastre that he does not know how to spend buy a pigeon and then let it fly'.
That was before 1952, when an Egyptian pound was worth more - yes, more - than one pound sterling, when cotton was the country's 'white gold', when you could buy one egg for one 'ta9riifa' (one-tenth of a piastre) and when Fiennes character in 'The English Patient' paid eight piastres for a trinket from a market stall, that was a great sum, etc.
But there are also others who already have jobs, but can't attend the classes, because, if they do, their employers will cut their salaries and they desperately need every piastre.
According to experts, the fall in the standard of living and increasing poverty (48 per cent of Egyptians can be described as poor) make the street vendors very necessary for people, who have to count every piastre whenever they go shopping.