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Give him that five piastre piece that looks like a large shilling and listen to his quaint expressive English.Round the Wonderful World|G. E. Mitton
Then the Englishman stood up, gave me a piastre, and offered his arm to Carmen, as if she couldn't have walked alone.Carmen|Prosper Merimee
Every adult male native is obliged to pay annually one Spanish piastre, or to give five days' labour for their repair.
The rum of commerce (from 22 to 23 degrees) is sold at one Spanish piastre the gallon.
For every olive-tree the owner must pay a piastre, or a piastre and a half; and the same sum for an orange or lemon tree.A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy|Ida Pfeiffer