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Shilling

1. In the United Kingdom, an informal term for a five pence coin. The term dates back to before decimalization, when a shilling was worth 1/20 of a pound. The term also persists with the same meaning for 1/20 of an Australian dollar.

2. The name of the currency in several Commonwealth countries.
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The Central Bank of Kenya quoted the shilling at 101.
With the Kenya shilling mortgage, beneficiaries will have low interest rates for the first two years, after which, the loan will be charged at market rates.
By CONSTANT MUNDAThe shilling touched a 20-month high against the US dollar yesterday, largely supported by increased horticultural earnings ahead of Tuesday's Valentine's Day and foreign investments in government securities.
Other casualties were "spraza" and "tanner" ("sixpence", both from Romani), "levy" and "ocker" ("a shilling"), "half a dollar" and "tusheroon" ("two shillings and sixpence"), "dollar" ("five shillings" - probably from when the pound was worth four dollars), "half-bar" and "half a nicker" ("10 shillings"), and "bar" ("a pound").
Investment advisor and economist Gary Shilling is worried about the global economy and financial markets.
Harry Shilling bragged "we now officially gangsters" after 22 assault rifles and nine Skorpion sub-machine guns from eastern Europe sailed up the River Medway from Boulogne in France.
He included cousin Josiah Wilkes in the enterprise and during a clandestine meeting at The Leopard pub, Bolton handed over two shilling dies and 30lbs of blanks.
Crime boss Harry Shilling bragged "We now officially gangsters" as the PS100,000 haul of 22 automatic rifles and nine machine pistols were sailed into Kent from France.
So a woman named Tilly Shilling cut through the crap and solved it.
Summary: The weak shilling, rising taxes and the power deficit may mean challenging times for Uganda.
The Bank of Uganda's assistant director of communications, Kelvin Kiyingi, said the exchange rate at the end of December 2015 for the shilling was 3,380 per dollar, down from USh3,000 six months earlier.