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 for shilling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shilling \Shil"ling\, n. [OE. shilling, schilling, AS. scilling;
     akin to D. schelling, OS. & OHG. scilling, G. schilling, Sw.
     & Dan. skilling, Icel. skillingr, Goth. skilliggs, and perh.
     to OHG. scellan to sound, G. schallen.]
     1. A silver coin, and money of account, of Great Britain and
        its dependencies, equal to twelve pence, or the twentieth
        part of a pound, equivalent to about twenty-four cents of
        the United States currency.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. In the United States, a denomination of money, differing
        in value in different States. It is not now legally
        recognized.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Many of the States while colonies had issued bills of
           credit which had depreciated in different degrees in
           the different colonies. Thus, in New England currency
           (used also in Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana,
           Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida),
           after the adoption of the decimal system, the pound in
           paper money was worth only $3.333, and the shilling
           162/3 cts., or 6s. to $1; in New York currency (also in
           North Carolina, Ohio, and Michigan), the pound was
           worth $2.50, and the shilling 121/2 cts., or 8s. to $1;
           in Pennsylvania currency (also in New Jersey, Delaware,
           and Maryland), the pound was worth $2.70, and the
           shilling 131/2 cts., or 7s. 6d. to $1; and in Georgia
           currency (also in South Carolina), the pound was worth
           $4.20[frac67], and the shilling 21[frac37] cts., or 4s
           8d. to $1. In many parts of the country . . . the
           reckoning by shillings and pence is not yet entirely
           abandoned. --Am. Cyc. (1890)
           [1913 Webster]
  
     3. The Spanish real, of the value of one eight of a dollar,
        or 12? cets; -- formerly so called in New York and some
        other States. See Note under 2.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     York shilling. Same as Shilling, 3.
        [1913 Webster] Shill-I-shall-I

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  shilling
      n 1: the basic unit of money in Uganda; equal to 100 cents [syn:
           Ugandan shilling, shilling]
      2: the basic unit of money in Tanzania; equal to 100 cents [syn:
         Tanzanian shilling, shilling]
      3: the basic unit of money in Somalia; equal to 100 cents [syn:
         Somalian shilling, shilling]
      4: the basic unit of money in Kenya; equal to 100 cents [syn:
         Kenyan shilling, shilling]
      5: a former monetary unit in Great Britain [syn: British
         shilling, shilling, bob]
      6: an English coin worth one twentieth of a pound

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  64 Moby Thesaurus words for "shilling":
     Deutschmark, Mark, Reichsmark, afghani, anna, baht, bawbee, cent,
     centavo, centime, conto, crown, dollar, dong, farthing, fiver,
     florin, fourpence, fourpenny, franc, groat, guilder, guinea,
     gulden, halfpenny, kip, kopeck, krona, krone, lira, mag, meg,
     milreis, mite, monkey, new pence, np, p, pence, penny, peseta, pie,
     piece of eight, pistareen, pony, pound, quid, rand, rial, ruble,
     rupee, shekel, sixpence, sol, sou, stiver, tenner, threepence,
     threepenny bit, thrippence, tuppence, twopence, won, yen
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SHILLING, Eng. law. The name of an English coin, of the value of one 
  twentieth part of a pound. In the United States, while they were colonies, 
  there were coins of this denomination, but they greatly varied in their 
  value. 
  
  

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