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a former French coin of low denomination



an old French coin, originally made of gold and later of silver and copper. One sou was equal to 1/20 of a livre or to 12 deniers. When France adopted the decimal system in 1799, the sou was replaced by a 5-centime coin equal to 1/20 of a livre or of a franc. The new coin was commonly called a sou until 1947, when it was withdrawn from circulation in connection with the devaluation of the French franc.

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But now SOU is ending majors such as physics - and the danger is that the cuts will trigger yet another decline in enrollment, forcing further retrenchment.
The court heard how Sou preyed on the woman, who cannot be named, after he saw her having a cigarette outside the house in south Liverpool.
Ashland resident Deb Evans says the revised policy appears to be designed to exclude people with intellectual disabilities, including her daughter, Eliza Schaaf, who has been in the media spotlight since SOU dropped her from a ceramics course last fall because she needed "excessive supervision.
In the wake of the ECFA, Rich Sou has received big-ticket orders from foreign customers who is also very interested in cooperation as they aim to tap the China market via Taiwan.
The global, cyst-like structure of the orbit is very amenable to SOU imaging.
Enrollment at SOU rose 5 percent this year to 5,082 students, but that's still well below its peak of 5,751 in 1999.
I am tremendously moved to be given this award that to me symbolizes the struggle for rights and freedom for LGBT people in Cambodia," said Sou.
This partnership with SOU allows PRS to apply its expertise in preparing professionals to meet future demand.
The campus has grown beyond what our present cooling system could handle," said Bruce Moats, SOU director of physical plant.
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The first project concerns the irrigation of the Asjen zone in Ouezzane while the second one aims at organizing transhumance in the semi-Saharan and Saharan zones of Sous Massa Deraa and Guelmim Es-Smara.