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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.
asper, <<talla equis>>, pudridora, mapana o cuatronarices, es una de las especies mas estudiadas del genero Brothrops desde el punto de vista epidemiologico (Farsky et al., 2000; Alape-Giron et al., 2008) y de las caracteristicas quimicas y moleculares del veneno (Mack-Wen et al., 2011; MoraObando et al., 2014).
atrox asper; however, it was noted that the record "seems to be based upon probability of occurrence instead of actual specimens" (Smith and Taylor, 1945:180).
Asper added that she is confident that, as was the case in the past years, this season will be very successful.
During his most recent trip in November, Asper deployed an ingenious underwater glider ROV that has no propeller, and instead uses gravity to move around.
79 isn't up for bid yet, but Asper knows it wouldn't fetch nearly as much as anything worn by James.
He allegedly carried on drinking and gambling at Aspers casino in Newcas-tle until 6.30am, and fell off his bar stool twice.
The long-horn Morimus asper beetle, usually found in Italy and the Balkans, was discovered in a N.Wales timber yard
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.