Origin of piaster
Examples from the Web for piaster
Then the two knights had to be removed to a sick-room and infirmary, for they needed a doctor and piaster to cure their wounds.Four Arthurian Romances|Chretien DeTroyes
This done, he asks for a piaster; and some one tells him that he shall have it if he will put out his hand and take it.Ten Thousand Wonderful Things|Edmund Fillingham King
After thirty-three years of residence, I am still trying to get some idea of what a piaster is.
All my trouble, all the hard work, and not a piaster, not a piaster!The Carpet from Bagdad|Harold MacGrath
We got down from our horse, went around carelessly, and slipped a cherek (a five piaster piece) into his fingers.