Noun(1) a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings(2) (ethnic slur(3) a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958(4) a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world
(1) McCain was the trainer of ├ö├ç├┐Rummy├ö├ç├û, Britain's most famous horse, whom he bought for what proved to be a bargain price of 6,000 guineas in 1972.(2) The Elliotts' highest price in the sale ring was 1,280 guineas for a tup lamb at the breed show and sale at Skipton in 1997.(3) An auction sale in Perth last week was the largest in modern times of the tough native breed, and drew record prices, with a three-year-old heifer going for 1,400 guineas .(4) Such animals commanded huge prices (1,000 guineas was paid for a Beef Shorthorn bull at a time when a labourer's wage was less than Ôö¼├║1 a week) and specimens were exported all over the world.(5) After an initial bid of 300,000 guineas, the price rose rapidly to 800,000 guineas .(6) When once attending a Christening, he discovered that it was customary to make a gift to the nurse, so reportedly stuck his hand in his pocket, pulled out a handful of gold guineas , and gave them to her without a second thought.(7) A masterpiece which was owned by a Blackburn family for 150 years after being bought for 180 guineas is set to be auctioned for up to Ôö¼├║1.2million.(8) Tattersalls officials reported the final hammer price of 360,000 English guineas as a record for a yearling at the December sales.(9) The previous European record for gross receipts at a yearling auction was 36,545,600 guineas reached at the 1984 Tattersalls Houghton auction.(10) Scott, an avid collector of books and other rare artefacts, bought the book for 10 guineas at auction.(11) Tenor Ronan Tynan paid what is believed to be a record Irish price of 15,200 guineas for a foal on Saturday last on the final day of a four-day sale of brood mares, foals and yearlings at Donohoe's Horse Sales Complex, Goresbridge.(12) Bandit sold for 2,300 guineas and the average price throughout the sale was Ôö¼├║1,000 per animal.(13) My senses were all confused as within my sight was a king's ransom - Spanish gold doubloons and shining silver reals, gold pieces of eight, old English milled gold guineas , crowns, minted silver shillings.(14) At this time and especially on the sea, two gold guineas would be very hard to find.(15) According to Hughes, Olsen became an addition to the stable when Komon sold one of his works for the previously unheard-of price of 1000 guineas .(16) However, there were also crowns, farthings, guineas and sovereigns, all in varying amounts and none really compatible with any of the others.