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Piastre

1. The name of the subdivision equal to 1/100 of several currencies. Examples include the Egyptian pound and the Lebanese pound.

2. See: Ottoman piastre.
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Le Nouveau-Brunswick recevra du Canada, en paiements semi-annuels et d'avance, durant une periode de dix ans a compter de l'union, une subvention supplementaire de soixante-trois mille piastres par annee; mais tant que la dette publique de cette province restera au dessous de sept millions de piastres, il sera deduit sur cette somme de soixante-trois mille piastres, un montant egal a l'interet a cinq pour cent par annee sur telle difference.
Still another rumor alleged Norton had been killed because the Vichy authorities had put a 200 piastre reward on the heads of all downed pilots.
EGYPT'S currency consists of pounds and piastres, not pesetas (Page 57 early editions, January 12).
Example: A person pledges a watch worth two thousand piastres to secure a debt of one thousand piastres.
They'd earned their piastres - not to mention the obligatory baksheesh - after an adventurous morning which had stretched to nigh on four hours.
We then made back to Cairo had tea and a look around and came home quite satisfied with our days outing which cost us 10 piastres equal to 2/- so we did well.
Enfin, il note dans son rapport annuel de 1903: << je me crois oblige de ne pas exiger aux pauvres une centaine de piastres par an >>.
Okay, then, having scattered a few piastres of academic approbation and having taken the opportunity to trumpet my own learned endeavors, such as they are, convention demands that I temper my enthusiasm, qualify my comments, and generally demonstrate that I'm better read than you.
A fisherman he had been in his youth, And still a sort of fisherman was he; But other speculations were, in sooth, Added to his connection with the sea, Perhaps not so respectable, in truth: A little smuggling, and some piracy, Left him, at last, the sole of many masters Of an ill-gotten million of piastres.
The overvaluation increased French expenditure in Indochina, encouraged capital flight to France, and promoted illicit traffic in piastres (which could be bought for eight francs in Hong Kong and sold for seventeen in Saigon or in France).
and not the twenty pounds at all, and not even twenty piastres.
When counted in piastres, money can be thrown away and, in being thrown away, it can prevent things from being discarded.