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 a small British coin worth half a new penny, withdrawn from circulation in 1985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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Really and truly," he said, "it's as serious--as serious as the halfpenny bun.
Don't you think," observed Angus, absently, "that it's rather cruel to eat these halfpenny buns?
I agree with you," said Stepan Arkadyevitch, sincerely and genially; though he was aware that in the class of those who could be bought for twopence halfpenny Levin was reckoning him too.
I put that enlightened object before him, and now he can turn his honest halfpenny by the three penn'orth a week.
returns Deputy, having caught the halfpenny, and appearing by this mystic word to express his assent to the arrangement.
Public men," he said, "are always at the mercy of the halfpenny press, but you know, Brott, your appearance so often in Society lately has set men's tongues wagging.
Separating these, the board and trestles became a counter, the basket supplied the few small lots of fruit and sweets that he offered for sale upon it and became a foot-warmer, the unfolded clothes-horse displayed a choice collection of halfpenny ballads and became a screen, and the stool planted within it became his post for the rest of the day.
Another double,' said the old lady, triumphantly making a memorandum of the circumstance, by placing one sixpence and a battered halfpenny under the candlestick.
I've got a halfpenny o' my own," said Bob, proudly, coming out of the water and tossing his halfpenny in the air.
It's yeads," said Bob, hastily, snatching up the halfpenny as it fell.
say you'll give me the halfpenny now," he said, with difficulty, while he exerted himself to keep the command of Bob's arms.
That dog,' said Jerry, pointing out the old leader of the troop, and speaking in a terrible voice, 'lost a halfpenny to-day.