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pound scots

n.
See pound1.
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The pound Scots being the same thing as an English shilling, the difference made by this second thought was considerable; I could see, besides, that the whole story was a lie, invented with some end which it puzzled me to guess; and I made no attempt to conceal the tone of raillery in which I answered --
Creating a new currency or going back to the Pound Scots, used from the 12th Century until 1707, would seem an odd move when much of the rest of Europe has abandoned national currencies to join the euro.
THE Harvey Nichols effect has been credited for sparking a multi- million pound Scots retail boom.