ninepence ninepence

Definition(s):

  • (n) a coin worth nine pennies

Usage(s):

  1. The nine Liberals had decided to vote with the Tories against the government's proposal for a ninepence a gallon increase in the gasoline tax.
  2. One day in 1932, Gladys left Liverpool Street carrying a bedroll, a kettle and saucepan, a suitcase of canned food, ninepence in cash and a thin packet of travelers' checks.
  3. In Hendon, England, after David Lalor bought an old car for ninepence, he cleaned out the interior, found seven-pence-halfpenny.

Quotes

  • "In fact the public coffers stood at ninepence," said Mr Rudd. "There is a continuity to this theme with Queensland under treasurers always understating the case when it comes to the actual state of Queensland finances as they make...
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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