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stur ling

  • n  British money; especially the pound sterling as the basic monetary unit of the UK
  • s  highest in quality

  • Once again, the central bankers of Western nations rallied last week to support the pound sterling.
  • Thus both the demand for and a big source of supply of free sterling in New York were wiped out overnight.
  • Sion TouhigGetty The strength of the pound has long been a source of British pride the word "sterling" has come to describe something of the highest standard.
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  • George Osborne in
    Osborne said: "Sterling has devalued rapidly against the euro and the dollar. We are in danger, if the government is not careful, of having a proper sterling collapse, a run on the pound. The danger of a run on the pound is that it pushes up...
  • Mike Dunleavy in
    I've had several conversations with owner (Donald T. Sterling) concerning what we think is best for the team overall,Dunleavy said in a statement on the team's Web site. "I've come to the conclusion that this is the ideal time for me to...
  • Mario Theissen in ic
    BMW motorsport director Mario Theissen said: "As our test and reserve driver, Sebastian has carried out sterling work for us. Now he has been offered the opportunity to get inside a Toro Rosso cockpit."

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