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SHILLING, Eng. law. The name of an English coin, of the value of one twentieth part of a pound. In the United States, while they were colonies, there were coins of this denomination, but they greatly varied in their value.

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Perhaps you'd like to spend a couple of shillings or so, in a bottle of currant wine by and by, up in the bedroom?
If your purse have more than a just number of shillings or pence, I must e'en lighten it somewhat; for there are many worthy people round about these borders who have less than the just amount.
And for every twenty shillings that he coined, you will remember, Captain John Hull was entitled to put one shilling into his own pocket.
No, no," he said, gruffly, "never mind--put the shilling up again.
This,” cried the young man, with an accent that sounded as if he took a bitter pleasure in his poverty, while he held a shilling up before his eyes, “this is all the treasure that I possess—this and my rifle
In each case the outside porter will send for the hall porter, to whom also you will give a shilling.
Some are hard up for a thousand pounds; some for a shilling.
The only thing to be careful about is that you do not pay more than a shilling for the shilling you earn.
It struck Will at this moment that the man might be one of those political parasitic insects of the bloated kind who had once or twice claimed acquaintance with him as having heard him speak on the Reform question, and who might think of getting a shilling by news.
That Mrs Kenwigs, impelled by gratitude, or ambition, or maternal pride, or maternal love, or all four powerful motives conjointly, had taken secret conference with Mr Kenwigs, and had finally returned to propose that Mr Johnson should instruct the four Miss Kenwigses in the French language as spoken by natives, at the weekly stipend of five shillings, current coin of the realm; being at the rate of one shilling per week, per each Miss Kenwigs, and one shilling over, until such time as the baby might be able to take it out in grammar.
Here Jones interrupted him, saying, "I will be so far from making any words with you, that I will give you a shilling more than your demand.
The next morning was Saturday, the day on which the allowances of one shilling a week were paid--an important event to spendthrift youngsters; and great was the disgust amongst the small fry to hear that all the allowances had been impounded for the Derby lottery.