half-crown


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half-crown

a British silver or cupronickel coin worth two shillings and sixpence (now equivalent to 12½p), taken out of circulation in 1970
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Macalister had bought him two hundred and fifty shares and sold them at the half-crown profit he had suggested.
Snagsby again relates his experience, again suppressing the half-crown fact.
I shook these two half-crowns out of him," says the constable, producing them to the company, "in only putting my hand upon him
said the fat boy, evidently very much relieved, as he pocketed the half-crown again.
Miss Murray, by her liberality, obtained literally the blessing of him that was ready to perish; for though the half-crown could be of very little service to him, he was glad of it for the sake of his wife and children, so soon to be widowed and fatherless.
Gradually the guineas, the crowns, and the half-crowns grew to a heap, and Marner drew less and less for his own wants, trying to solve the problem of keeping himself strong enough to work sixteen hours a-day on as small an outlay as possible.
Freddy had half a quid and his friend had four half-crowns.
Kit coming down-stairs would be called in; entertained with some moral and agreeable conversation; perhaps entreated to mind the office for an instant while Mr Brass stepped over the way; and afterwards presented with one or two half-crowns as the case might be.
Hitherto in his own life his wants had been supplied without any trouble to himself, and his first impulse was always to be liberal with half-crowns as matters of no importance to a gentleman; it had never occurred to him to devise a plan for getting half-crowns.
Two half-crowns and a sixpence," said Tom, promptly.
Grant will just do; and though we play but half-crowns, you know, you may bet half-guineas with him.
Let me see,' said Mr Curdle; 'twice four's eight--four shillings a-piece to the boxes, Miss Snevellicci, is exceedingly dear in the present state of the drama--three half-crowns is seven-and-six; we shall not differ about sixpence, I suppose?