The Drudge Report posted a link, the tape went viral and pistole found himself being questioned about the case on CNN.
The Board of Trade considered the pistole dispute most inopportune.
The moidore and the johannes were Portuguese coins, the pistole Spanish.
That every house should pay one pistole, which would monthly amount to 18,000 pistoles.
"And here is a pistole to spend as you will," says Mr. Carvel, tossing him the piece.
A good horse could be bought for five pounds, and a good cow and calf for a pistole, or three dollars and sixty cents.
(he being now in the Cheriton), for which he gave me a French pistole.
There's a pistole for you, eat like an Emperor, d'ye hear, till that be out.
These skins were sold in France at a pistole each, or ten livres.
If it was Stith who aroused the people against the pistole fee, he made a good job of it.
former Spanish coin (not called that in Spanish), 1590s, from French pistole, from Italian piastola, diminutive of piastra "plate or leaf of metal" (see piaster). Cf. earlier pistolet (1550s) "foreign coin," which OED says is from French pistolet "short firearm" (see pistol) and so called for being smaller and thinner than other coins.