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LIRA. The name of a foreign coin. In all computations at the custom house, the lira of Sardinia shall be estimated at eighteen cents and six mills. Act of March 22, 1846. The lira of the Lombardo-Venetian Kingdom, and the lira of Tuscany, at sixteen cents. Act of March 22, 1846.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Even with such fervent attempts to survive, lire remains precarious for the McFarlanes.
A FILLY by Danehill, sire of this season's Group 1 winners Aquarelliste and Banks Hill, brought the top price of 250 million lire (pounds 80,969) at the annual selected yearling sale held by SGA (Societa Gestione Aste srl) in Milan on Saturday.