pieces of eight

pieces of eight
pieces of eight historical Spanish dollars, equivalent to eight reals.
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  • Pieces of Eight — may refer to:*Spanish dollar, a historical Spanish currency * Pieces of Eight (album), the musical album by the American band Styx *Pieces of Eight (song), a song by Rush drummer Neil Peart, in which both electronic and acoustic drums are used …   Wikipedia

  • pieces of eight — noun plural coins used by the Spanish in the past …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pieces of eight — UK US noun [plural] coins used by the Spanish in the past Thesaurus: old units of moneyhyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • pieces of eight — Cockney Rhyming Slang Weight She d better watch her pieces of eight …   English dialects glossary

  • Pieces of Eight (musical) — Pieces of Eight is a musical with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, and music by Jule Styne. It is based on the classic novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. The central characters are Jim Hawkins …   Wikipedia

  • Pieces of Eight (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Pieces of Eight Type = studio Artist = Styx Released = September 1, 1978 Recorded = 1978 at Paragon Recording Studios, St. James Cathedral Chicago Genre = Progressive rock, hard rock Length = 42:18 Label = A M Producer =… …   Wikipedia

  • pieces of eight — noun (plural) silver coins used in the past in Spain …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pieces of eight — UK / US noun [plural] coins used by the Spanish in the past …   English dictionary

  • eight — ► CARDINAL NUMBER 1) one more than seven; 8. (Roman numeral: viii or VIII.) 2) an eight oared rowing boat or its crew. ● have one over the eight Cf. ↑have one over the eight ● pieces of eight …   English terms dictionary

  • Eight Carat — (bl. 1975) Pieces of Eight Klairessa, by Klairon) is without doubt the best broodmare to have ever stood in Australasia. She is the dam of five individual Group One winners, including the champions Octagonal, Mouawad, Kaapstad, Diamond Lover and… …   Wikipedia

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