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Rupee  n.  A silver coin, and money of account, in the East Indies. Note: The valuation of the rupee of sixteen annas, the standard coin of India, by the United States Treasury department, varies from time to time with the price of silver. In 1889 it was rated at about thirty-two cents.

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"Rupee" Quotes from Famous Books

... holding in his hand a small earthen chatty, or pot, in which he had confined the snake, covered over with a linen rag. He exchanged a few sentences with the interpreter, who explained that "man not afraid of bite of snake, and if gentleman give him rupee, he let snake bite him—man eat herb, same as little ...
— The King's Own • Captain Frederick Marryat

... very hot and fervent, Go to the land of pagod and rupee, Where every black will be your slave and ...
— The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood • Thomas Hood

... born in Limerick in 1818, but her father's parents cast off their son and his young wife, the Spanish dancer. They went to India, and in 1825 the father died, leaving his young widow without a rupee; but she was quickly married again, this time to an officer ...
— Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete - The Romance of Devotion • Lyndon Orr

... consequently, obliged to beat them into the required shape, an almost endless operation. By this tedious process the making of each two-pound ball occupies two men a whole day, and costs, including other incidental charges, about a rupee, so that the expenses of a siege would come rather heavy upon the Government. All round the court-yard blacksmiths were forging and hammering, while in the middle of it a number of men were employed beating leather, ...
— A Journey to Katmandu • Laurence Oliphant

... exacted from the landholders of Bahraetch two annas in the rupee, or one-eighth, more than the rate they had hitherto paid; and his successor, Hadee Allee, exacted an increase of two annas in the rupee, upon the Hakeem's rate. It was difficult to make the landholders and cultivators pay this ...
— A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II • William Sleeman

... considering the matter too trivial for argument, and watched his rupee fall with a tinkle upon the tin plate which the snake-charmer extended at the length of his ...
— The Swindler and Other Stories • Ethel M. Dell

... had followed us; I looked at his naked feet, that with such a charming certainty grasped the rock, and resolved on making him my cavalier servente, backing my gracious intimation to that effect with the promise of a rupee for guerdon, at which he appeared more pleased than at the honour of the selection; and thus grasping the arm of my black knight, I began the terrible task before me, having purposely lingered out of sight till the rest of the party were ...
— Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 454 - Volume 18, New Series, September 11, 1852 • Various

... a very poor man who had a wife and twelve children, and not a single rupee. The poor children used to cry with hunger, and the man and his wife did not know what to do. At last he got furious with God and said, "How wicked God is! He gives me a great many children, but no money." So he set out to find his ...
— Indian Fairy Tales • Anonymous

... King took a hundred-rupee note from the tray, and the Gray Mahatma waved the rest aside. The priest departed, and a moment later I heard the clash and chink of money falling on money; by the sound it fell quite a distance, as if the treasure ...
— Caves of Terror • Talbot Mundy

... work is order and to do it my work. You give me Rupee at once. Then I will write it on my book, from which you will see it is right or wrong. Now I am going to Cashmir with you and ...
— A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil • T. R. Swinburne

... food—plain rice—was very cheap, all other things were very expensive. It was so far to bring them, and the roads were so bad. I remember that the only European things to be bought there then were matches and tinned milk, and copper money was not known. You paid a rupee, and took the change in rice ...
— The Soul of a People • H. Fielding

... reef," they replied, "there are thousands of them cast up with the wreckage of the ship that sank a long time ago. Most of them are like these"—showing a five-shilling piece; "but there are much more smaller ones like these,"—showing a rupee. ...
— The Call Of The South - 1908 • Louis Becke

Words linked to "Rupee" :   paisa, Seychelles rupee, Indian rupee, Pakistani monetary unit, Sri Lanka rupee, Mauritian rupee, Nepalese rupee, Sri Lankan monetary unit, Seychelles monetary unit, Nepalese monetary unit, Pakistani rupee, Mauritian monetary unit, cent, Indian monetary unit

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