- n. Plural form of ha’penny.
“I'd have to give you ha'pence change, Brigadier," he replied, mendaciously.”
“That, and ha'pence will buy thee a wheaten loaf," he said dismissively.”
“They were copper, they did feature the Queen's profile, and they were the size of a ha'pence.”
“He'd nothing to lose except a thousand quid, and that was ha'pence to him.”
“God knew I hadn't cheated -- when I cheat, it's for something that matters, not sweets and ha'pence.”
“To play such a part often earns, in an old saying "more kicks than ha'pence".”
“He took the boat across the river, despite the additional three ha'pence that it cost, first telling himself that he had to go to the post office to hand in his letter to Maria, and then amusedly admitting that it was a temptation to find himself afloat again after three days on land.”
“It was not always blue, he found; the ship was not always running before a spanking breeze; more kicks than ha'pence, more rope's-endings than blessings, came his way during the first few years of his sailor life.”
“The printer actually has to interpret in his printing the etcher's meaning, for the which, as a rule, he gets "more kicks than ha'pence," and in the end wishes he had stuck to plain plate printing as far as the profit is concerned.”
“Once for a tight little Island, fonder of ha'pence than kicks,”
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