farthing farthing  /ˈfɑr ðɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny

Usage(s):

  1. But I'm happy to see Atlantis back in the news, and not just because one or two more fans of mythology might spend a farthing at Amazon for every Atlantis book still in print.
  2. You have recently commented upon the abolition of the farthing in Great Britain, and some of the consequences.
  3. This year we shall get from Italy the equivalent of between a farthing and halfpenny in the pound on the income tax.

News

  1. Kentucky Girl, 18, Missing After Suspicious Couch Fire

    The family of Brookelyn Farthing, the missing 18-year-old Kentucky girl, warned today that “if someone’s got her … it’s God that’s going to deal with you,” while police said they are still holding out hope that the girl could have dropped out of sight of...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: ABC News Blogs via Yahoo! News

  2. The family of Brookelyn Farthing say they just want to know that their daughter/ sister is safe. Video

    The family of missing teen, Brookelyn Farthing, says disappearing is out of character for the girl. Police said she was last seen in a Berea home on Sunday morning.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: ABC 36 Lexington

  3. Teen Missing After Suspicious Fire

    The family of Brookelyn Farthing, the missing 18-year-old Kentucky girl, warned today that “if someone’s got her … it’s God that’s going to deal with you,” while police said they are still holding out hope that the girl could have dropped out of sight of...        
    on June 26, 2013     Source: ABC News

Quotes

  1. 3.Ulysses S. Grant said in 1869: "To protect the national honor, every dollar of Government indebtedness should be paid in gold, unless otherwise expressly stipulated in the contract. Let it be understood that no repudiator of one farthing of our...
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Ulysses S Grant Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

  2. Rhona Brankin, Labour shadow education secretary, said: "We have heard nothing, not one brass farthing has the SNP said they are going to spend on school building programmes, and that's frankly an outrage."
    on Feb 1, 2008 By: Rhona Brankin Source: Press and Journal

  3. Mr Scargill said he wouldn't pay "a brass farthing" to bankers and financial institutions responsible for the economic crisis.
    on May 25, 2009 By: Arthur Scargill Source: WalesOnline

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