Italian lira

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Noun1.Italian lira - formerly the basic unit of money in ItalyItalian lira - formerly the basic unit of money in Italy; equal to 100 centesimi
centesimo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: Panama and Italy and Uruguay and Chile
Italian monetary unit - monetary unit in Italy
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The sum is nearly 50 percent more than the 100 billion Italian lire (about e1/452 million) Juventus paid to acquire Italian legend Gianluigi Buffon from Parma -- although that was way back in 2001.
Young Joe's scoring and international performances had the top English clubs chasing his signature but with the maximum wage still in force, the lure of the Italian lire was too great and Joe signed for Torino, around the same time as Denis Law joined them.
BAGHDAD - An agreement to grant Iraq an Italian Lire 80100 million loan was signed on Saturday by the Iraqi minister of finance, Baqir Jabr al-Zubeidi, and the Italian ambassador to Iraq, Maurizio Melani, said a ministerial statement.
The steelmaker subsequently paid a fine, albeit Italian Lire at the 1997 ECU exchange rate, rather than the 1989 rate, cutting its bill to ECU 249,918.
She was called on to the stage and asked to pick one of three envelopes which contained a million South Korean won (worth pounds 485), a million Lebanese pounds (worth pounds 339) and a million Italian lire.
Nowadays, however, a clutch of top grade GCSEs are worth less than a sack of discarded Italian lire.
Even in the bad old inflationary days I don't recall the pound ever being as weak as the Italian lire. Some market analysts praised the decision as sensible...and they were right too.
The Vatican State concluded a monetary convention with Italy on the entry into force of the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, permitting it to issue set quantities of Italian Lire (100 million coins per year with a face value of up to a billion Lire).
When traveling through Europe, no longer will you carry a wallet full of German deutsche marks, French francs, Italian lire, and a variety of other forms of money.
Imports surged in 2000, mainly due to the strong dollar, which reached its highest level in 15 years vis-a-vis the French franc and Italian lire, "Aggressive marketing efforts, particularly by Australian wineries, helped wines from the Southern Hemisphere make inroads into the U.S.

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