- Northern British English, from British English half-penny’s worth, often used in the phrase “daft ha’porth”. (Wiktionary)
“In any event, it didn't make a ha'porth of difference.”
“Not that it made a ha'porth of difference: they'd seen what they'd seen, and held by it.”
“It's because MsR is so classy that I know that whatever underwear I buy her won't make a ha'porth of difference to my prospect of, as you so quaintly put it, 'ravishing her'.”
“Given the amount of work that's been done ...and done well...on this house by these builders, why spoil the ship for a ha'porth of tar as they say?”
“Portuguese premier José Socrates also contributed his ha'porth, pronouncing: "The Portuguese presidency has received a mandate to produce a new treaty, and in the mandate it doesn't say 'oh, by the way, you can revise the mandate.”
“To add to the confusion, we now have the intervention of Austrian chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel, who has added his ha'porth to the debate by proclaiming that only a "strict" double majority would ensure equality among European Union member states.”
“And what's more, he hasn't a ha'porth of belief in the Heavenly Creator, who made us out of earthly clay; but he says it's all the work of nature even to the last beast.”
“Mooning over this Alamut List won't do a ha'porth of good – if we wait for them to start we've already lost half the battle! ”
“There was that stepmother — But it doesn't make a ha'porth of difference to our plans: we'll start on the ebb to-morrow morning. ”
“There isn't more than a ha'porth of meat in a crab.”
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I'm wading through Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels one by one, and someday, I'll wade through them again and list all the words I learned while reading them.
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