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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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His face was so beautiful in the moonlight that the little Swallow was filled with pity.
"Didn't Tip wish that he'd never swallowed one of them?
Then he took the goblet, and when he had swallowed the drink the bird-heart came out of his mouth.
"Oh I do feel so ill ALL OVER me, my dear Ribby; I have swallowed a large tin patty-pan with a sharp scalloped edge!"
Then he swallowed him so fast that Pinocchio, falling down into the body of the fish, lay stunned for a half hour.
But just swallow these little pills for me, please, and we'll see what THEY'LL do."
They are sugar-coated and are quickly and easily swallowed. I believe the students would rather take the pills than study, and certainly the pills are a more effective method.
'Next day, child swallowed two beads; the day after that, he treated himself to three, and so on, till in a week's time he had got through the necklace--five-and-twenty beads in all.
Their usefulness did not depend on making the patient swallow substances for the most part harmful (the harm was scarcely perceptible, as they were given in small doses), but they were useful, necessary, and indispensable because they satisfied a mental need of the invalid and of those who loved her- and that is why there are, and always will be, pseudo-healers, wise women, homeopaths, and allopaths.
"We don't want him to swallow anything," Sylvie explained.
But the wolf found them all, and used no great ceremony; one after the other he swallowed them down his throat.
Preternatural terrors rested upon the Hebrews, when under the feet of Korah and his company the live ground opened and swallowed them up for ever; yet not a modern sun ever sets, but in precisely the same manner the live sea swallows up ships and crews.