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shilling

FIN, HIST
nounscilling fem2  c m uthe pay was 4 shillings 4 scillinge an tuarastal a bhí anna ten-shilling note nóta deich scillinge
phrases

not the full shilling

(also

not quite the full shilling

) informal 1 not in full possession of mental facultieshe isn't the full shilling tá cearr beag air, tá caill bheag air 2 not intelligentshe wouldn't be the full shilling ní bheadh sí gairthe as a héirim, ní hí is cliste amuigh, ní haon saoi í

to take the King's shilling

(also

to take the Queen's shilling

) liostáil in arm Shasana