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asper

(ˈæspə)
n
(Currencies) a former Turkish monetary unit, a silver coin, worth of a piastre
[from Turkish, ultimately from Latin: rough, harsh]
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Noun1.asper - 20 aspers equal 1 kurus in Turkey
Turkish monetary unit - monetary unit in Turkey
kurus, piaster, piastre - 100 kurus equal 1 lira in Turkey
References in classic literature ?
Friend,'' continued the physician, addressing Higg, the son of Snell, ``I refuse thee not the aid of mine art, but I relieve not with one asper those who beg for alms upon the highway.
Bothrops asper occurs in a relatively limited area of south-central Tamaulipas, where it is generally associated with humid, mid-low elevations on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Madre Oriental and adjacent lowlands (Fig.
Asper, who stands 6-foot-7 and weighs 325 pounds, put his size to good use during the annual pre-Rose Bowl ritual known as the Beef Bowl at Lawry's The Prime Rib restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The long-horn Morimus asper beetle, usually found in Italy and the Balkans, was discovered in a N.
It affects adults too, but children are the most susceptible," Asper said.
It has also been, since the late, litigious, and likable Manitoba tax lawyer, journalist, and provincial politician Israel "Izzy" Asper bought a second-hand US TV station and established CKND in 1975, the very model of a Canadian media company at its most concentrated and converged.
On 7 July 2007, at 19:00 h, a neonate Bothrops asper was captured during a night search held following the course of a small stream in the tropical dry forest reserve "Reserva Forestal Tierra Arena", Vereda San Jose de Saco, Municipio de Juan de Acosta, in the departamento del Atlantico, Colombia.
Perhaps if Asper removed her blinders she would see that the inability of women and others to get necessary medical care, the inability of young people to go to school and the inability of those who sell olive oil to earn their living make the separation wall more than a minor inconvenience.
Newman's Izzy: The Passionate Life and Turbulent Times of Izzy Asper, Canada's Media Mogul, is very confusing, to say the least, which may explain why one of Izzy Asper's three children (David) would have nothing to do with it.
Asper was one of three children born to Ukrainian musician parents in 1932 in Winnipeg, a city to which he would always remain fiercely loyal in the face of what he saw as myopic eastern business establishment.
In the end, we have got David and Leonard Asper -- big brother and little brother.