fivepence fivepence

Definition(s):

  • (n) a coin worth five cents

Usage(s):

  1. The government-subsidized bus company, which started the trouble by upping its fare from fourpence to fivepence, would go on collecting the higher fare.
  2. The Telegraph got off to a fast start 95 years ago by charging twopence when rival dailies were selling for fivepence.

Quotes

  • "That was paradise," said Sir Bobby remembering. "It was 15 miles there and it took two shillings and fivepence ha'penny exactly to get us there, get fed, get us in and get back. The first time I ever saw Stanley Matthews, I remember me and...
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: Bobby Charlton Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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