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Peseta   /pəsˈeɪtə/   Listen

Formerly the basic unit of money in Spain; equal to 100 centimos.  Synonym: Spanish peseta.

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"Peseta" Quotes from Famous Books

... a merchant who had failed, "they told me at the Dominguez' that the gentleman has not a peseta, and that he has come here in order to be supported by his aunt and to see if he can ...
— Dona Perfecta • B. Perez Galdos

... "yes, give me money—gold." He reached out his gnarled hands and grasped at the air. The interpreter at a sign from General Serano, placed a peseta in one of his outstretched palms. He felt it for a moment, and then held it close to ...
— A Voyage with Captain Dynamite • Charles Edward Rich

... spotted at once, and a sub-officer of Carabineros demanded his passport. Weems, not knowing a word of Catalan, looked helpless. An interested mob collected, and stared and made suggestions. None of them could speak a word of English. Weems got pale, and offered the Carabinero half a peseta. Had the bribe been a big one and tendered privately, it might have carried weight; but as it was, the ...
— The Recipe for Diamonds • Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne

... have been so successful that they are not willing to make peace unless they get very good terms, and so they ask that all who have taken part in the revolt shall be given a free pardon, that three million pesetas (a peseta is worth about twenty cents) shall be paid to the insurgent chiefs, that the Philippine Islands shall be represented in the Spanish Cortes, and that half the government offices in the islands shall be held by natives. The insurgents also demand that the power of the ...
— The Great Round World And What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, November 4, 1897, No. 52 - A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls • Various

Words linked to "Peseta" :   Spanish peseta, Spanish monetary unit, centimo

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