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sixpence

a small British cupronickel coin with a face value of six pennies, worth 2½ (new) pence, not minted since 1970
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Peter Pan authorises me to say that you shall all be paid sixpence a day.
Here, you little beggars," Dobbin said, giving some sixpences amongst them, and then went off by himself through the rain.
I forgave you the debt you owed me when we first became acquainted, and many of my sixpences have come your way since; eh, Deputy?
Yolland produced out of her pocket, a few shillings and sixpences, and counted them out with a most particular and exasperating carefulness in the palm of her hand.
She was full of projects for the future--of the drawings she was to finish--of the purchasers I had found in the country who were to buy them--of the shillings and sixpences she had saved, till her purse was so heavy that she proudly asked me to weigh it in my own hand.
The halfpence, and sixpences, and other voluntary contributions, rolled about in all directions, but nobody offered to touch them, or to take them up.
and can't fall on to order, in a hurry, for the mere sake of the sixpences.