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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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Plenty of players have taken the English shilling and found that the grass isn't always greener.
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An "independent Scotland" means an impoverished Scotland with the Scottish pound being worth only an English shilling.