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scu·do

 (sko͞o′dō)
n. pl. scu·di (-dē)
A unit of currency and coin formerly used in Italy and Sicily.

[Italian, shield, scudo, from Latin scūtum, shield; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]

scudo

(ˈskuːdəʊ)
n, pl -di (-diː)
(Currencies) any of several former Italian coins
[C17: from Italian: shield, from Latin scūtum]
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de Rawdon's half-year's salary had just been paid into the principal banker's there, and, as everybody who had a balance of above five hundred scudi was invited to the balls which this prince of merchants gave during the winter, Becky had the honour of a card, and appeared at one of the Prince and Princess Polonia's splendid evening entertainments.
Brauer likes to match this hook with the Maki Scudi, a little freshwater scud mimic.
Nei tempo, che se la passava lui in ozio ed amori con Armida fu richiamato esule da Goffredo, a quall'oggetto spediti Ubaldo, e Guelfo con due scudi incantati lo rapirono dalle braccia d' Armida.
(19) "Roma sa che le loro tenute, case, robe, ove valessero mille si vendessero dieci, e vide Roma la Libreria del Geso di 18 mila scudi appena per 3 mila venduta, e per 2 mila soli liberata quella del Noviziato di 12, che valeva".
Among the glitter he 'observed twelve [large serving dishes] with the twelve Caesars, and within sculpted all their triumphs and famous accomplishments, valued at two thousand scudi'.
The best example of this was in an Act II duet where Bintner's physical comedy hilariously underlined his repeated offers of "venti scudi" as an enticement to Haji's Nemorino to join the army.
A continuacion, figuran los dos cargos a los que nos referimos, que dicen: "E piu per haver portato un Fondo di Getto di Metallo di Casa del Sig(no)r Giuliano al Sig(no)r D(on) Gio(vanni) (scudi) ...
Se si osserva lo sviluppo letterale del balletto, si puo vedere (quando il fondale della scena ruota) l'entrata rumorosa dei centauri, armati di bastoni, aste corte e scudi che battono a ritmo, incitando alla guerra.
El compuesto 2-acetilpiridina se sintetizo siguiendo los protocolos indicados en la literatura por Anderson, Duca y Scudi (1952) y por Klayman et al.
Price differentials between them were sizable: the average prices in Roman silver scudi were, respectively, 17 scudi for still lifes, 25 for genre paintings, 39 for portraits, 66 for landscapes, and 240 for all the figurative paintings (with further differences between subcategories).
Basti pensare al riguardo alla levata di scudi cui si assiste proprio in questi mesi per la prassi che sta cercando di affermarsi davanti ad alcuni giudici di pace di grandi aree metropolitane, rivolta a consentire la difesa "personale" delle imprese (in realta per lo piu attraverso gli uffici legali interni) per la richiesta di decreti ingiuntivi entro i cinque milioni di lire.
He will pay me eight hundred and eight scudi on the tenth of July and will cover my expenses for two servants and a horse, as noted by the hand of Monsignor Giovio.