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piece of eight

a former Spanish coin worth eight reals; peso
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The closing concert begins at 7.30pm and features local choir Pieces of Eight.
"Pieces of Eight," in Dorian mode, is a definite nod to the world of pirates.
It's like going back to the days of doubloons and pieces of eight when the person you were paying might bite one between their teeth to test it was real and not a forgery.
About 16,000 pieces of eight millimeter rolled steel bars, 600 tons of substandard angle bars of different sized, uncertified Galvanized Iron (GI) wires and roofing materials were confiscated by the police in a search operation at a warehouse in Golden Gate Business Park in Barangay (village), Buenavista town.
He sold his soul for pieces of eight. Upon joining that coalition he gained for himself a very much enhanced pension for life and every year he is in office his 'pension for life' increases by five percent I am a great fan of the Joe Riley column so come on Joe do some digging and tell your readers what Clegg's final salary will be.
Pieces of Eight and Eight for a Start are primarily designed to 'fill the gap' between elementary level and more advanced.
BEDE'S World in Jarrow is hosting some swashbuckling fun on Bank Holiday Monday and Culture Club members have the chance to win a family ticket for a special Pieces of Eight event.
PIECES of eight salvaged from a sunken Spanish galleon have been stolen from a museum.
Gamers won't care that they have to shell out zero pieces of eight to get this juicy turn-based strategy title onto their tablet, but it puts other games to shame that make a charge, despite being half as well executed.
Owen is believed to have sailed to the West Indies and went on to bury 52 chests of Spanish silver pieces of eight on a deserted island - and John had a wooden leg - just like the book's famous character.
PIECES of eight, pieces of eight - a rare coin thought to have been plundered by pirates from a Spanish galleon nearly 400 years ago is to go under the hammer in the landlocked Midlands.
According to piracy experts, a lost eye might result in an award of 100 pieces of eight (a silver coin minted in Spain that was common currency on the high seas), while losing a right leg was worth 500 pieces of eight; the left garnered only 400 pieces of eight.