halfpence halfpence


  • (n) an English coin worth half a penny


  1. In The Road To Wigan Pier, George Orwell writes that "you may have three halfpence in your pocket and not a prospect in the world: but in your new clothes you can stand on a street corner, indulging in a private daydream of yourself as Clark Gable...
    on Sep 18, 2009 By: George Orwell Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. Writing of Frau Deppermann, Dorothy described her as "a civil and good kind of a respectable woman in her way", who "could not refrain from cheating us of halfpence and farthings when we first came" (a halfpenny in 1798 was equivalent to...
    on Dec 5, 2003 By: Dorothy Wordsworth Source: guardian.co.uk

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