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- n. The monetary amount of twelve pence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A shilling sterling, being about twenty-four cents.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shilling.
As a vagrant in the "Hobo" of a California jail, I have been served better food and drink than the London workman receives in his coffee-houses; while as an American labourer I have eaten a breakfast for twelvepence such as the British labourer would not dream of eating.
He counted the cost; when he was done with Mr Moss he would be left with twelvepence – halfpenny in the world.
Come, come, young women, I keep a good fire; it costs me twelvepence a week, and I fear something more; vex me, and I will have one in my bed-chamber too.
Terrible rain to-day, but it cleared up at night enough to save my twelvepence coming home.
I have fires like lightning; they cost me twelvepence a week, beside small coal.
I write this while Patrick is folding up my scarf, and doing up the fire (for I keep a fire, it costs me twelvepence a week); and so be quiet till
Everything is going up, but most of us are still getting the wage we were hired at, which is a twelvepence a week.
Sergeant McGivern had seen it happen and reported the man, and so on top of his marital troubles Thomas Cresacre would now lose fivepence from a day's pay of twelvepence.
In 1452, a scholar of Haburdaysh Hall is imprisoned for using threatening language to a tailor, and is fined twelvepence and imprisoned; the tailor insults the prisoner and is fined six shillings and eightpence.
They treated him both with meat and drink, seemed to commiserate his condition very much, and promised him that he should not want twelvepence a day, during the time in confinement.
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