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quid

Brit a slang word for pound (sterling)
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Floyd, made the one remark of his that need be quoted: he offered to toss Freddy for Miss Bartlett's quid. A solution seemed in sight, and even Cecil, who had been ostentatiously drinking his tea at the view, felt the eternal attraction of Chance, and turned round.
Morrel," said he, again turning his quid, "as for that" --
Penelon nearly swallowed his quid; fortunately he recovered.
"To commence with," Slim answered, "there were forty fat pigs, each worth a fathom of prime shell-money, and shell-money worth a quid a fathom.
He put the whip back in its socket, took his foot from the dashboard, pushed his hat back, blew his quid of tobacco into the road, and having thus cleared his mental decks for action, he took his first good look at the passenger, a look which she met with a grave, childlike stare of friendly curiosity.
That's five quid sure.' So we scraped all our pockets for the fare.
However, we two were hard up; and what's five quid to him--once in sixteen hard years?"
It is a hard thing when one has shot sixty-five lions or more, as I have in the course of my life, that the sixty-sixth should chew your leg like a quid of tobacco.
"Yes, sir," said the fellow who with a quid of tobacco bulging out his left cheek kept his eyes on the compass card.
Queer old buster, old Nutcombe, leaving a fellow he hardly knew from Adam a cool million quid just because he cured him of slicing.
After all, you can get a packet of ham for under two quid if you shop about a bit.
As well as offering travel, Scotrail's Kids for a Quid ticket also offers one free child entry into top partner attractions, including the Wallace Monument, Edinburgh Zoo, Camera Obscura and the Edinburgh Dungeons.