SHILLING, an English silver coin of the value of twelve pence.
In 1877 the Transvaal one-pound notes were valued at one shilling cash.
Into his services he introduced many peculiar alterations: he drew up a "Primitive Liturgy," in which he substituted for the Nicene and Athanasian creeds two creeds taken from the Apostolical Constitutions; for his "Primitive Eucharist" he made use of unleavened bread and mixed wine; he distributed at the price of one shilling medals of admission to his oratory, with the device of a sun rising to the meridian, with the motto Ad summa, and the words Inveniam viam aut faciam below.
we do not mean that nine pennies when added to eleven pennies produce a shilling and eight pennies.
to one shilling per line of 22 ideographs (about nine words).
Shilling monthlies began with Macmillan (1859), the Cornhill (1860), first edited by Thackeray, and Temple Bar (1860).
Profane cursing and swearing is made punishable by the Profane Oaths Act 1745, which directs the offender to be brought before a justice of the peace, and fined five shillings, two shillings or one shilling, according as he is a gentleman, below the rank of gentleman, or a common labourer, soldier, &c.
12d shilling marked as a; there are 153 of these 20's, and 7 over.
The silver shilling was first struck in 1504, in the reign of Henry VII.
Rate in the shilling: Discount.
The West Saxon shilling seems originally to have been identical with the Mercian, but later it contained five pence.
Under the then existing telegraphic tariff the charge in Great Britain was a shilling for a twenty-word message over a distance not exceeding ioo miles; is.
In 1901, to aid in meeting the expenses of the South African war, a moderate revenue duty was again imposed on sugar; and in 1902 the shilling duty on corn and flour (abolished in 1869) was restored, but again taken off in 1903.
Mr Ritchie's remission of the shilling import-duty on corn led to Mr Chamberlain's crusade in favour of tariff reform and colonial preference, and as the session proceeded the rift grew in the Unionist ranks.
It was, however, a variable unit, for the Kentish shilling contained twenty sceattas (pence), while the Mercian contained only four.
The customer cannot obtain current for electric lighting until he has placed in a slit a certain coin - say, a shilling - entitling him to a certain number of Board-of-Trade units - say, to 2 or 4, as the case may be.
Thus twelve pennies make a shilling, and twenty shillings a pound, while the penny is itself divided into four farthings (or 8 I 2 3 no settled of symbols ..
An inquirer who examines the stars with a shilling telescope is not likely to make observations of value, and even a trained astronomer has to allow for his "personal equation" - a point to which even a finished critic rarely attends.
Originally scilling (" shilling ") and sceatt seem to have been the terms for gold and silver coins respectively.
Thus, if we take a shilling as a unit, we may divide it into 12 or 48 smaller units; but corresponding coins are not really portions of a shilling, but objects which help us in counting.
All advances were lodged by him in the Bank of England until required, and all subsidies were paid over without deduction, even though it was pressed upon him, so that he did not draw a shilling from his office beyond the salary legally attaching to it.
Bolivar spent nine-tenths of a splendid patrimony in the service of his country; and although he had for a considerable period unlimited control over the revenues of three countries - Colombia, Peru and Bolivia - he died without a shilling of public money in his possession.
No doubt, in theory, this duty, being levied on the import only and not on the home production of corn, took from the tax-payer a shilling on every quarter of grain produced at home which did not go into the exchequer.
The unit is the mark (I shilling)the tenth part of the imperial gold coin (Krone=crown), of which last 139& are struck from a pound of pure gold.
The coins chiefly in use were (i) copper cash, which were strung in hundreds on strings of straw, and, as about 911 weight was equal to one shilling, were excessively cumbrous, but were nevertheless valued at their face value; (ii) nickel coins, which, being profitable to mint, were issued in enormous quantities, quickly depreciated, and were moreover extensively forged.
This is a silver half pound or ten shilling coin dated 1642.
The sheep was valued at a shilling in both Wessex and Mercia, from early times till the i ith century.
Per contra the tax was wholly unfelt, a shilling a quarter only affecting an average family of four persons to the extent of three shillings per annum, or about three farthings a week, while it was paid little by little, as Adam Smith explains with regard to indirect taxes in general.
If, on the other hand, we have a sum of 5s., and treat a shilling as being equivalent to twelve pence, the 5s.
The last poll-tax had been carefully graduated on a sliding scale so as to press lightlyon the poorest classes; in this one a shilling for each person had to be exacted from every township, though it was provided that the strong should help the weak to a certain extent.
In the budget of 1902 a duty of a shilling a quarter on imported corn had been reintroduced.
A shilling is token money merely, it is nominally in value the one-twentieth of a pound, but one troy pound of silver is coined into sixty-six shillings, the standard weight of each shilling being 87.27 grains.
Children are readily sold by their parents at a price varying from the equivalent of one shilling to one and sixpence.
pennyeach helping must have been 4d as there are twelve pennies in a shilling.
This is the same coalition of the shilling that now purports to export its sordid distortion of democracy to Baghdad.
reissued in a six shilling edition.
The site is held from the commissioners for the nominal rent of one shilling a year.
rent of one shilling a year.
This was extremely generous, when compared to the infantryman's one shilling and the ordinary sapper 's two shillings and sixpence.
If any one transgresses this necessary Rule, he shall each time forfeit one shilling.
In September 1545 Tylcock was elected Junior Bailiff, and in October 1547 he contributed a shilling toward Dame Margaret Northern's coffer.
Money The official unit of currency is the Tanzanian shilling (Tsh) and there are no smaller denominations.
shilling coin dated 1642.
shilling in the pound Land Tax in 1696, for one year, at £ 86 10s.
It is a story of which Current Opinion said: " It reads like the opening in a shilling shocker.
unwise move, for keeping a greyhound or setter could cost a 40 shilling (£ 2) fine under anti-poaching laws.
It was expected that all who could do so would contribute the penny a week suggested in Bristol, and give a shilling at the renewal of their quarterly ticket.
Then, taking out his purse, he offered the Dean a shilling.
Several of the titles were reissued in a six shilling edition.
This was extremely generous, when compared to the infantryman 's one shilling and the ordinary sapper 's two shillings and sixpence.
In September 1545 Tylcock was elected Junior Bailiff, and in October 1547 he contributed a shilling toward Dame Margaret Northern 's coffer.
This parish was rated to the four shilling in the pound Land Tax in 1696, for one year, at £ 86 10s.
It is a story of which Current Opinion said: It reads like the opening in a shilling shocker.
An unwise move, for keeping a greyhound or setter could cost a 40 shilling (£ 2) fine under anti-poaching laws.
It is an interesting and pretty plant, with orange-yellow flowers of the size of a shilling carried as clustered heads upon stems of 6 to 12 inches high.
A fine form is S. o. p. maxima, with lovely light rose blossoms as large as a shilling; while S. o. alba has white flowers, in pleasing contrast to other varieties.
It is a free flowerer, and the blooms individually are nearly as large as a shilling.
The regular price of these magazines was half a crown; the first of the cheaper ones was Tait's Edinburgh Magazine (1832-1861) at a shilling.
a sum of money per boo), or as a rate in the £ or the shilling.
MONEY The Ugandan Shilling is a stable, fully convertible currency, fluctuating very little from day to day.
forfeit one shilling.
The Society was officially inaugurated on 11th January, 1861 with 14 members, each of whom paid 1 shilling to join.
The counting unit in the Swedish coinage is the krona, equal to i i shilling.
A certain increase of the income tax to a shilling seemed a much more serious calamity than the uncertain prospect of a possible invasion.
Lowe was a rather cut-anddry economist, who prided himself that during his four years of office he took twelve millions off taxation; but later opinion has hardly accepted his removal of the shilling registration duty on corn (1869) as good statesmanship, and his failures are remembered rather than his successes.
As the cost of dealing in " futures " is only one shilling on each transaction for a member of the Cotton Exchange (the outsider is charged in addition a commission by his broker), it is not surprising that the transactions taking place in " futures " number legion.
Some English applications of free trade theory in recent times in the matter of import duties have been pedantic - the abolition of the shilling corn duty in 1869 by Robert Lowe (Lord Sherbrooke) being typical of this pedantry, though it is not the only instance.
Tradesmen allow discount for ready money, this being usually at so much in the shilling or £.
It was actually provoked by the unwise and unjust poll-tax of one shilling a head on all adult persons, voted by the parliament of Northampton in November 1380.
If after the deposition of the drop, a little lycopodium be scattered over the surface, it is seen that a circular space surrounding the drop, of about the size of a shilling, remains bare, and this, however often the dusting be repeated, so long as any of the carbon bisulphide remains.
The following is a fairly typical statement of the budget estimates (1902-1903), in marks (=1 shilling sterling) Receipts.
The flowers, as large as a shilling and of a bright yellow, are on short stalks rising very little above the tufted foliage, in April and May, and the contrast between them and the dark glossy foliage is effective.
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