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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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An six hundred crowns,'' said Isaac, ``the good Prior might well pay to your honoured valours, and never sit less soft in his stall.
I am contented thou hast well spoken, Isaac six hundred crowns.
Taking the crowns off their heads the priest read the last prayer and congratulated the young people.
D'Artagnan shut himself up, ate no dinner, closed his door to everybody, and, with a lighted lamp, and a loaded pistol on the table, he watched all night, ruminating upon the means of preventing these lovely crowns, which from the coffers of the king had passed into his coffers, from passing from his coffers into the pockets of any thief whatever.
A fortnight for the execution, and fifteen hundred crowns payable on delivery," replied the artisan.
But wait, the worst is that on the next day, when I wanted to take the crown to buy tripe, I found a dead leaf in its place.
Goody Falourdel, have you brought that leaf into which the crown which the demon gave you was transformed?
Cast by your icy crown and sceptre, and let the sunlight of love fall softly on your heart.
They would coolly skip over our age of the world, and say: "Smyrna was not faithful unto death, and so her crown of life was denied her; Ephesus repented, and lo
I was going to observe, sir," said Frank Churchill, "that one of the great recommendations of this change would be the very little danger of any body's catching cold so much less danger at the Crown than at Randalls