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Crown

A former coin in the United Kingdom equal in value to five shillings, or 1/4 of one British pound. The last crown was minted in 1965. Following decimalization in 1971, a 25-pence coin was minted to replace the crown. Informally, crowns were called dollars, recalling the time when one pound was worth four U.S. dollars.
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In "A Supplication for Love" we will understand that this audience is the "crownless Church" but first the poem sequence must explain further the redemptive significance of Jesus's embodiment in the Incarnation.
Bin Laden attacked Tony Blair alongside his long-time nemesis, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, described as the "crownless king in Riyadh" and said he could have ended the dispute over the cartoons because of his influence with European governments.
The spirit thou wert proud to call thine own, Still round thy thoughts, a broken wreck, shall cling And sit, upbraiding thee, a crownless king In the poor ruined heart that thou wouldst leave so lone.
During that period, each successive Register saw a reduction in crownless species with highs of 28 found in 1984, 36 in 1994, and 44 in 2000.
"We have a wireless telegraph, a crownless queen, a thornless cactus, a seedless orange and a coreless apple.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken a light from the shadows shall spring renewed shall be blade that was broken the crownless again shall be king.
Mahmud orders his troops to detonate the mines he has laid so that "One spark may mix in reconciling ruin / The conqueror and the conquered." As the Messenger and other newspapers of the day were reporting, Ali Pasha -- that "crownless metaphor of empire" (567) as Hassan calls him -- was threatening precisely this course of action to keep at bay the Turkish army besieging Yanina (Ioannina).(35) The Greeks are doing to Mahmud exactly what Mahmud's army, as Shelley's readers would have known, is doing to Ali Pacha.
When she is naked, barefoot and crownless, she walks silently along the palace corridors flanked by the eunuchs.