the queen's shilling


the queen's shilling

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • take the Queen's shilling — ► take the King s (or Queen s) shilling Brit. enlist as a soldier. [ORIGIN: with reference to the former practice of paying a shilling to a new recruit.] Main Entry: ↑shilling …   English terms dictionary

  • queen's shilling — noun : king s shilling used when the British monarch is a queen …   Useful english dictionary

  • Queen's shilling — /kwinz ˈʃɪlɪŋ/ (say kweenz shiling) noun (when the reigning monarch was a woman) → King s shilling …   Australian English dictionary

  • Coins of the East African shilling — The following coins were issued for the East African shilling. Contents 1 Issued during the reign of George V 2 Issued during the reign of Edward VIII 3 Issued during the reign of George VI …   Wikipedia

  • take the King's (or Queen's) shilling — Brit. enlist as a soldier. [with ref. to the former practice of paying a shilling to a new recruit.] → shilling …   English new terms dictionary

  • take the King's shilling — ► take the King s (or Queen s) shilling Brit. enlist as a soldier. [ORIGIN: with reference to the former practice of paying a shilling to a new recruit.] Main Entry: ↑shilling …   English terms dictionary

  • shilling — ► NOUN 1) a former British coin and monetary unit equal to one twentieth of a pound or twelve pence. 2) the basic monetary unit of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. ● not the full shilling Cf. ↑not the full shilling ● take the King s (or Queen s)… …   English terms dictionary

  • The Great Exhibition — Queen Victoria opens the Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, in 1851 …   Wikipedia

  • Queen's Remembrancer — The Queen s Remembrancer (or King s Remembrancer when the monarch is male) is an ancient judicial post in the legal system of England and Wales. Since the Lord Chancellor no longer sits as a judge, the Remembrancer is the oldest judicial position …   Wikipedia

  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd —   …   Wikipedia

  • Shilling (British coin) — In the United Kingdom, a shilling was a coin used from the reign of Henry VII until decimalisation in 1971. Before decimalisation there were twenty shillings to the pound and twelve pence to the shilling, and thus 240 pence to the pound. At… …   Wikipedia