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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an old French coin, originally made of gold and later of silver and copper.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 The new coin was commonly called a sou until 1947, when it was withdrawn from circulation in connection with the devaluation of the French franc.

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10.00: D J Borland & G Watts (Sou); S Tomson & M Durham (Gate).
He said Punjab police was enhancing its professional skills in accordance with the modern era, adding that Rs 25,000 allowance would also be given to soldiers of SOU force and efforts were also being taken to equip them with updated and modern weapons, he maintained.
Asked if SOU or the contractors were paying the settlement money, SOU spokesman Ryan Brown sent an emailed statement saying: "Though SOU disagreed with BOLI's conclusion that additional wages were owed on the project, due to the time and cost of litigating the dispute, the SOU administration concluded that it was in the best interest of all involved to mutually resolve the dispute.
Sou, who had aspirations of becoming a professional footballer until a career-ending injury, left his victim in distress and did not return to the party.
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."
The global, cyst-like structure of the orbit is very amenable to SOU imaging.
Sou has already expanded his family's farm from its humble five-acre beginnings in Waianae to the current 1,640 acres stretching across the dry Ewa plain.
10.00: W Gibson & J Patterson (Sou); T Haine & M McClymont (NG).
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.
8.40: D Brodie (NS); M Kirkwood (Kirk); R Murray (Sou).
9.50: G & M Ross (Sou); C McInnis & M Kay (Cri).
9.04: R Murray (Sou); R Green (Kils); G Porteous (Kils).