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  • n  a former English silver coin worth four pennies

  • The government-subsidized bus company, which started the trouble by upping its fare from fourpence to fivepence, would go on collecting the higher fare.
  • But thousands of Britons were mixing the sweetish stuff with their pipe tobacco; it cost only fourpence an ounce, about one-tenth of the price of tobacco.
  • After two days of Negro footslogging, the Government intervened, arranged for the fourpence fare to continue until a commission reported.

  • Giovanni di Stefano in Independent
    Giovanni di Stefano says, "Do you remember the KitKat?" "The chocolate bar? I do." "And you bought it for tuppence or fourpence." "Sixpence. I can't go further back than that." "Hell's bells, we've reached the limit."
  • Robert Greene in Times Online
    For a pippin pie that cost in the market fourpence, warns the pamphleteer Robert Greene, you will pay "at one of the trugging houses 18 pence".

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