Piaster


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Piaster

 

(1) An Italian name for the peso, an old Spanish coin.

(2) The monetary unit of Turkey under the laws of 1844 and 1916, also known as the kurus; in practice, a form of change equal to 1/100 of a Turkish lira or to 40 para.

(3) The monetary unit of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Syria, the Sudan, and Lebanon, equal to 1/100 of a pound. The piaster in these countries is issued both in the form of coins and banknotes.

(4) 1/100 of a Jordanian dinar.

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Spending one day in the venereal diseases' hospital cost 4 piaster, and regulations made this cost a shared responsibility between the prostitute and her madam.
Each morning, bakeries would deliver bread to retailers at the market price, but the shops would then sell it to the public for the usual, subsidized, five piasters, and the government would make up the difference.
He also refuted reports about the possibility of selling subsidized loaf of bread at 10 piasters.
Orange customers can watch Ramadan series one day prior to its screening for 20 piasters per programme requested.
Through this agreement, both Orange Mobile and Wataniya Mobile subscribers will be able to pay a clear and simple unified tariff of 12 piasters a minute for calling internationally, roaming and receiving calls between Jordan and Palestine.
Main operators Mobinil and Vodafone Egypt have offered customers phone calls as cheap as five piasters (one cent) a minute during Ramadan, which ends by September 20.
The main operators and Egypt's oldest mobile providers Mobinil and Vodafone Egypt have offered customers phone calls as cheap as five piasters (one cent) a minute during Ramadan, which ends Sept.
The first is through large buses that accommodate 50 passengers and more, where the fare for each passenger is one dinar and sixty piasters, about 2 dollars.
In Vietnam, scrip could be used only on military installations; military personnel spending money on the local economy had to exchange scrip for Vietnamese notes called piasters.
The subsidised bread sells for 5 piasters per loaf against 25 piasters for the non-subsidised bread.
And there is an interesting role reversal in "Arabski motyw" (Arabian Motif), in which a woman buys a man for ten piasters, takes him home, and sits at his feet.
This is the Egypt that is multiplying at an explosive rate, where it is common to find women with six or seven children, where people barely earn enough piasters to feed themselves and where the population of 58 million is plagued by illiteracy.