halfpenny

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halfpenny

, ha'penny
1. a small British coin worth half a new penny, withdrawn from circulation in 1985
2. an old British coin worth half an old penny
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Today, in many a miner's cottage, you may find in an old drawer what looks like an old handkerchief containing a wizened bread roll, a few ship ha'pennies and a screw of salt.
I remember Newport did not have two ha'pennies to scratch together.
My wife and I were brought up on a council estate without two ha'pennies to rub together but, after working all our lives, we have a three-bedroom house and no mortgage.