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  • And his cotton shirt, a cheap, two-shilling affair, showed a frayed collar and ineradicable paint stains.

    A PIECE OF STEAK

  • The two-shilling rate for building the fort was usual for volunteers, but the Virginia militia paid only eight pence per day of active service.

    George Washington’s First War

  • I used to play tricks on my brothers – I'd tie a two-shilling piece to a bit of cotton, then pull it away as they went to grab it.

    Portrait of the artist: Jo Brand, comedian

  • She didn't say much, but I gathered that she had been saving all the year for it, garnering her two-shilling pieces and half-crowns week by week.

    Movie Night

  • Finally, he opened a drawer, reached in, and drew out a two-shilling piece.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • One, its suckers big as two-shilling pieces, was clamped to the glass.

    Black Butterfly

  • Our young friend amused the company during the evening by exhibiting a two-shilling magic-lantern, which he had purchased, and likewise by singing

    Roundabout Papers

  • He flicked up the flap of the bill; a two-shilling piece lay beneath.

    The Years

  • She took a dozen of two-shilling tickets for the final concert and sent them to those friends who could not be trusted to come otherwise.

    Dubliners

  • Thus Richard set off to walk clear to the other side of Bristol in time to secure a two-shilling seat on the box; this necessitated sitting on top of the coach exposed to the elements, but the day did not promise rain.

    Morgan’s Run

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