Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Twelvepence in the old Scottish currency, equal to one penny sterling.

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Examples

  • Mrs. Howden, with a groan; ` ` and sic a comfortable window as I had gotten, too, just within a penny-stane-cast of the scaffold --- I could hae heard every word the minister said --- and to pay twalpennies for my stand, and a for naething! ''

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • "And to think o 'the weary walk they hae gien us," answered Mrs. Howden, with a groan; "and sic a comfortable window as I had gotten, too, just within a penny-stane-cast of the scaffold -- I could hae heard every word the minister said -- and to pay twalpennies for my stand, and a 'for naething!"

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • Honest, say ye? — ye pykit your mother’s pouch o’ twalpennies Scots when ye were five years auld, just as she was taking leave o’ your father at the fit o’ the gallows.”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • “And to think o’ the weary walk they hae gien us,” answered Mrs. Howden, with a groan; “and sic a comfortable window as I had gotten, too, just within a penny-stane-cast of the scaffold — I could hae heard every word the minister said — and to pay twalpennies for my stand, and

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • --- ye pykit your mother's pouch o 'twalpennies Scots when ye were five years auld, just as she was taking leave o' your father at the fit o 'the gallows.' '

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

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