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1. a former British and Australian silver or cupronickel coin worth one twentieth of a pound: not minted in Britain since 1970
2. the standard monetary unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda: divided into 100 cents
3. an old monetary unit of the US varying in value in different states
4. Scot an indication of the strength and character of a beer, referring to the price after duty that was formerly paid per barrel
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(1) A British coin and monetary unit in use until the decimal monetary system was introduced in February 1971; equal to 12 pence, or 1/20 pound sterling. Shillings were minted in silver until 1946 and in a copper-nickel alloy until 1971. They circulated in British colonies and in the countries of the Commonwealth, including Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland, where they constituted 1/20 of the local monetary unit.

(2) The monetary unit of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda since 1966 and of Somalia since 1960; equal to 100 cents. According to the rate of exchange set by the State Bank of the USSR in January 1978,100 Somalian shillings = 11.37 rubles.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The plot flows into a series of multiple-triangled love affairs (Min Hyeung and Chelin versus Min Hyeung and Yujin; Yujin and Sang Hyuk versus Yujin and Min Hyeung; and even Yujin and Min Hyeung versus Yujin and memories of his former incarnation, Joon Sang).
As one commentator, Annie Chelin, put it, "[a]dministrating a city is not the same as governing a province" (La Presse, 29 November 2000: A25).
La lectura de estos y muchisimos libros mas, en conjunto con unas conferencias sobre quimica en la City Philosophical Society, a las que empezo a acudir en 1810, pagando un chelin por cada una (dinero que le suministraba su hermano Robert), dieron inicio a la preparacion de Faraday para una carrera cientifica en una epoca en que la ciencia ofrecia pocas oportunidades, especialmente para alguien que no poseia riqueza heredada o buenos contactos.
Conversely, some argue that gender neutrality has been taken too far (Boroson 1993, Chelin 1991 as cited in Ehrlich & King 1992).
Atlas Copco Wagner's product marketing business unit manager, Chuck Chelin, says larger LHDs will be developed.
Rhodes and Chelin (1999) surveyed 68 university libraries in the UK and found that almost three quarters of the libraries make use of the web for user education.