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Variant of taler.
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(ˈtɑːlə) or


n, pl -ler or -lers
(Currencies) a former German, Austrian, or Swiss silver coin
[from German; see dollar]
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or ta•ler

(ˈtɑ lər)

n., pl. -ler, -lers.
any of various former large coins of various German states.
[1780–90; < German; see dollar]
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Therefore it was droll in the good Riemer, who has written memoirs of Goethe, to make out a list of his donations and good deeds, as, so many hundred thalers given to Stilling, to Hegel, to Tischbein; a lucrative place found for Professor Voss, a post under the Grand Duke for Herder, a pension for Meyer, two professors recommended to foreign universities; &c., &c.
"We must translate these roubles into thalers. Here--take 100 thalers, as a round sum.
Prussia, by a remittance of 250,000 thalers, testified her high approval of the enterprise.
Even I, a poor secretary of the Russian Embassy, do not feel any need in token of my joy to give my Franz a thaler, or let him go with his Liebchen to the Prater...
The Thalers have implemented numerous projects and improvement practices with technical assistance from the USDA and state and county agencies.
With the help of technical assistance, the Thalers developed and implemented a carefully managed rotational grazing system.
Prized aesthetically for their remarkable lustre, thalers have been used by generations of craftsmen in the creation of traditional jewellery; they also served as a kind of portable bank since nomadic tribes wore their wealth while on the move.
The Story of the Maria Theresa Thaler By Clara Semple published by Barzan ISBN 0 9549701 0 1 price 19.95 [pounds sterling] hardback
If she did come, the journey would cost her a great deal more than 300 thalers, as it would not be made on foot or by ordinary post wagon, but in a chaise of their own.
He takes no account of the expense of purchasing a carriage, in the region of one to three hundred thalers if it was a new chaise (PRD, p.
A Silver Legend: The Story of the Maria Theresa Thaler. Clara Semple.